Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott has been suspended seven games, without pay, for his hit on Bruins right wing Loui Eriksson.
This is Scott's first suspension and is also receiving a fine of over $25,000. Scott served three of the games while waiting to meet with the league.
Scott received a match penalty for the hit as the Sabres fell to the Bruins 5-2 on October 23. He was suspeneded by the league indefinitely following the game and was informed of the length of his suspension during a meeting with the NHL on Wednesday. The Sabres are down two roster spots due to suspensions of Scott and Patrick Kaleta.
Eriksson sustained a concussion from the hit and missed his fourth-straight game on Thursday. Officials are still not sure when he will return.
Total Bull. If Lucic did it that would be a 2 min minor. Buffalo is the laughing stock of the league
Why? Did that deserve 7 games? Come on
Put him on waivers along with Kaleta.
Scott should thank the NHL
for not having to suit up and be a cast member of this charade. Does Stafford even have to shower after games? Every contract Regier gives out is a freaking disaster. Myers, Stafford, Leino, Hodgson. There has NEVER been a plan with this farce of a GM. He had to save face and match the Edmonton offer to Vanek after losing Briere and Drury. We would have had many MANY first-round draft picks. Then 5 years later, he gets ONE first round draft pick by trading Vanek and thinks he has done his job. Get this guy out of here once and for all.
that rebuilding meant putting a team on the ice that is not only the joke of the league but also a complete embarrassment to the city of Buffalo. I wouldn't take free tickets to sit and watch this talentless, gutless, effortless group of pylons pull the puck out of their own net time after time!
Listening to Ted
makes my blood boil. The talking head just expects Sabre fans to drink the kool aid and mindlessly follow the herd. I find the way he side steps pointed questions from callers really offensive.
Should have been life...
This guy and Kaleta are clowns. One trick ponies who cost the team far more than they bring with their reckless play that largely goes unchecked by Rolston. In both cases each player got off easy...Kaleta because it was a clear elbow to the head on a hit that was not part of the play and therefore unnecessary as well as the fact it is the umpteenth time he has committed such a league crime. He should have gotten at least 20. Scott, while never before suspended for such a hit, still made just a dirty hit clearly targeting the head long after Eriksson had the puck. He should be out as long as Eriksson, at minimum. They are both simply another example of the mess that is this roster, the management that has comprised, it and coaching staff that oversees it. Pegula should be ashamed every day he does nothing to change the course of this franchise that the Western New York region has done so much to support over the years.
just let him go, what has he done for this team since he's got here??? I would understand if we were contending, maybe to protect our stars, but were NOT. Let some young kid play and get experience
Bigger question: Who cares?
The moron is a lummox like Rob Ray. The only difference is that he can't play hockey at all...much like the rest of the team I guess. At least he's smarter than his coach.
frustration that what that is
when things go bad they go really bad. For scott and kaleta; whom both were trying to put a spark on a dead team. but as you see, the more they dont play as a team. the more mistake they make. Last night game was the iceing on the cake. Then they talk about tankling. Well abandon ship because the ship isn't sanking; it been sanked along time ago. The players got to survie; to fight another day. the only one going down with this ship. Is the GM, and the coach. hope they have air down there. Because they are going to need it
should have been 70 games. What a waste of a roster spot.
We do not need Scott
what we do need is some players who can put the puck in the net. Not having Scott is good because he does not help this team in any way shape or form. Buffalo should take a page from the Bills and fore everyone and start over this team is light years from being competitive. We need players not draft picks that are a dice roll! Who has Darcy drafted that has panned out with a pick later than the #5 pick? Better yet lets trade the entire Buffalo team for the entire Oakland A's baseball team then we will have a team in a sport that people care about.
A suspension is not ludicrous
But the duration is. It was dumb. Scott knows it was dumb. We all know it was dumb. Still, given no past history of suspensions, we're left with the NHL picking and choosing who they want to use as examples and who they're going to let get away with things.
I'll keep saying it
FIRE REGEIR AND ROLSTON!
the rebuilding Sabres need HELP- and lots of it! Yup, they are Young and mistakes are to be expected, BUT(and it's a large one)there is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for the type of play out of the veterans that the fans have REPEATEDLY witnessed since the season began and the last part of 12-13. Yup Regier and Rolston should go BUT Pegula seems unaware of what is going on with the team, which trickles down thru management. WNY Sports fans SHOULD NOT bother with going to the games and buying merchandize-WHY BOTHER, ownership doesn't!!!!
scott has value if used properly
i think john scott can be an important part of a team if used the right way. i point to the first game against boston last year when he pummeled shawn thorton. it opened up the ice for the rest of the game for players like vanek who was able to do whathe wanted and had a great game.
What is worse? Mike Milbury, the Average Buffalo Fan or Brendan Shannahon?
John Scott does have a role as an enforcer in hockey. He is a part time 4th liner period. Dress him 2 of 3 games. According to "comps" it should have been a 5 game suspension. Brendan Schannahan does seem to have a bias against the Sabres. Mike Milbury is known to be biased against every team except the Bruins where he grew up. Go read the boards. Sadly above, the average Buffalo fan does not understand the value of Kaleta's McCormick's and Scott's. They have a place in hockey on every team. They aren't supposed to be scorers! I support their efforts.
NO COMMENTS NOW FOR FANS AFTER GAME ARTICLES!
Noticed the articles written after the game do not allow fans to comment. What did Teddy and Darcy tell you to stop allowing fans to vent their frustration with our Buffalo Amerks! It is embarrassing !
Kaleta suspension over
NOW PUT HIM ON THE WAIVER WIRE! Send Flynn to Rochester and call up Adam. Any Miller rumors???
1. GM. 2. Coach. 3. Owner. Blame in that order. (For now.)
No argument that Scott & Kaleta are not be the most talented players in the NHL, but the GM and the Coach put them on the roster and on the ice. If they could skate, pass or shoot as well as the under-performing players, I would submit we would really have something - because nobody tries harder than these two guys and I have to admire that. If it were my checkbook, my team to build and my team to coach, can't say I would have either one of these guys on the squad as I am sure I would approached it very differently than those folks paying for and working for the Sabres now. And I would suggest that those are the folks to take issue with. Not Kaleta or Scott. Kaleta and Scott are making the most of their opportunity and trying as hard as they possibly can. I would submit there is value in having them around to present as examples to the rest of the squad in that regard only. You want to get mad about this team? Get mad at ownership and management. They own this mess and they should be ashamed for asking us to pay for the product they have created, let alone be loyal to it. But we're Buffalo fans and we're as tough as Scott and Kaleta. And just like them, we're loyal. (Probably why we kind of like them.) We might be growling, but we are not turning on our team. (Yet! The patience is thinning.) As for the NHL discipline and equality? Please! The NHL (and NFL) have crapped on small TV market Buffalo since the late 70's and the market fell out of top 25 TV markets. Add that to Shanny's and the NHL's terrible track record of fairness and pure self-interest in seeking $$$ and long-term security through anything but the on ice product, and expecting that we (Buffalo) get fair treatment is a stretch. The question now is if the suspensions will be the new precedent or just what they did to Buffalo and two guys not admired by the rest of the players in the union. If I were going to make a bet...
With each passing day...
I'm hating this organization more and more. Darcy, Ron, and Ted have to go. Enough is enough. This isn't rebuilding. It's a ship wreck sunk heading toward the abyss imploding on its way into it. I can't watch anymore of this junk.
Just another day
Comment less Hamilton articles. No one's going to agree, so why bother…I guess. Rolston is a compleat Joke to go with it.
GEICO NEEDS THESE WALMART GIRLS....!
Since the "TWIN" goons, DEADHEAD DARCY and his ENTIRE "scouting" staff(LOL!) only work "PART ITME" for WALMART, they should apply at GEICO!!! After acquiring all those "professional" marketing skills at PEGULA'S WALMART, they are now "TRAINED" to hit the ground "running" at GEICO!!!! CALL CARL COMMARDO NOW!!! Oh the "LAFFS" this season are wearing me out!!! WALMART= "THEEE BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME LOoSER FRANCHISE IN ALL OF SPORTS"!! ELITE ME, EXTEND ME, "HIT ME FROM BEHIND, "SUSPEND ME", but please don't block my post. THANK YOU SABERS!
Re: NO COMMENTS NOW FOR FANS AFTER GAME ARTICLES
I think arrogant Hamilton did the articles for the Rangers game while the regular writer took the day off. If not, then Pegula shut it down. We'll find out either way for the Anaheim game. Don't it pi$$ you off? Found out when fans e mail the FNC with this joke going on, there are no replies. Seems like the Sabres management don't care about the fans and neither does WGR. Wait, when Harbour Center gets completed, WGR will have their studio right there and just maybe there will be no commenting what so ever. That for sure is in the building plans. Sylvester, Peters, Hamilton, and Jeremy will be the highest paid shills in sports radio. Think its a charade now, wait. Practice turning your radio off. No more call ins, whines, or Walmart. You'll need a twitter account.
Where is the class
As a long time Sabres diehard, I have stayed in the fold through the ups and downs because the team has played hard and with class. If your team is rebuilding and they lose, it is tougher to hang in there when Management hires players who take cheap shots. We look like we have no class. I'm not a Flyers fan. Where is the pride? Go Sabres!