Now, we have word the Blackhawks have made an addition to their team. John Scott -- a 6-foot-8, 27-year-old defenseman -- has agreed to a two-year deal worth $500,000 per season.
Scott played in 51 games with the Minnesota Wild last year. He had one goal and one assist, but it doesn't seem like scoring is the reason he's playing pro hockey. Here's Scott in action:
I'm not a big fan of guys who are good for nothing except fighting. Goons are basically useless in the modern NHL. The Blackhawks just won a Stanley Cup without a single goon on their roster. Scott is more than likely a waste of $500,000, but there's a certain part of the Blackhawk fan base that is going to love this guy. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few Scott sweaters being worn around the United Center this year.