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Video: John Scott fights Habs defenseman Douglas Murray

Nov 27, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray didn’t like Buffalo Sabres tough guy John Scott giving the much smaller Brian Gionta after the whistle, so he took action.

After a brief kerfuffle behind the net, Murray and Scott emerged from the pile for the main event in a lengthy scrap in the third period of the Canadiens’ 3-1 victory.

Quite a bit of size in this one. Murray, at six-foot-three-inches tall and 240 pounds, was the smaller – much smaller – of the two combatants. Scott stands in at six-foot-eight-inches tall and 258 pounds.

  1. sjsharks66 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Miss having Crankshaft on the Sharks. Tough, solid stay at home d man.

    • joeslickfromturtlecreek - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      We miss him in Pittsburgh too. Especially with the D injuries mounting.

  2. packerswin96 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    I am all for fighters in the NHL, but Scott is probably the most useless and dirtiest of them all! He can’t skate, can’t pass, can’t score, and if he can’t decisively beat a non fighter then what good is he?

    • thomasvanek - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      You are talking out your arse

      • packerswin96 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        Prove me wrong… show me some clips where makes a pass or scores a goal! And way to thumb up your own comment!

      • thomasvanek - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:45 AM

        I also made 14 more accounts just to like this post

    • hammerhead5573 - Nov 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

      “He can’t decisively beat a non fighter”. Did I miss something? One guy walks away exhausted from kicking the crap out of the other. While the other walks away exhausted and blood running down his face. I don’t completely disagree with some of the stuff you said but he beat the living crap out of Murray.

  3. slaugin - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    He is a useless hockey player, needs to go away

  4. muckleflugga - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:06 PM


    scott is without a doubt a weapon in a league permitting both fighting and enforcers…it is clear les canadiens were prepared to swarm at any sign of trouble

    murray was chosen to be the sacrificial lamb

    and, scott’s scholarship with regard to NHL royalty is peerless, following phaneuf’s lineage to its very roots

  5. budzo83 - Nov 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

    As someone who used to enjoy watching the Sabres, John Scott is to Buffalo what a shiny, new Porsche is to a guy going through a mid-life crisis: Having the baddest car on the block does little to mask his own insecurities, changes few peoples opinions of him, and only serves the purpose of inflating his own sense of self-worth.

    Buffalo was bullied very publically by Boston two years ago, so in response, the Sabres’ brass went out and got the biggest bully they could find in John Scott. Now Scott is fighting the world to try and prove that this team is relevant and “won’t be pushed around.” However, they’re not and they will; There’s no substance to it if the rest of the team can’t back it up with their play and win some games. They shed skill players to “get tougher” and they have failed at that.

  6. slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:17 AM


  7. muckleflugga - Nov 28, 2013 at 1:21 AM


    i’m not sure buying a shiny Porsche is indicative of response to feelings of insecurity or need to have the baddest-ass wheels on the block as we travel through mid-life, itself a subjective notion tied to variance in longevity

    i’ve been building cars and engines since my teens, and have always had what would be considered the hottest car on anyone’s block…i wouldn’t touch Porsche with someone else’s barge pole

    i like a car that makes the ground shake and windows rattle…turn sideways as the ass end tries to pass the front end when you drop it into third at ninety miles an hour

    as i’ve grown older, ability to mess with and own ballsy cars was directly tied to corresponding earning power and accumulation of disposable income

    no mid-life crisis, just the means to enjoy the fruits of one’s labour as other financial demands fall away

    • budzo83 - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Are we still talking about the Sabres?

  8. blackhawks2010 - Nov 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Murray was Thunderstruck

  9. joey4id - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I didn’t see this game, so can someone tell me what led to the fight? Or, was this just a case of a player policing the game? Or, was it to spark the team for a comeback? There has to be a reason why they let enforcers fight. They must add some sort of value to give them six figure salaries. Right?

  10. rtookey - Nov 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Gotta love them having to keep their helmets on.. That gash over crankshafts eye doesnt happen without his visor….

  11. joey4id - Nov 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    If you think fighting is staying in the NHL, then think again. Give another 2 years and maybe 5 at the max before they drop the axe. We are going to see more and more law suits filed.

  12. ralphwilsonisrich - Dec 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    We need somebody with Sabres to kick the hell out somebody in our division

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