Arizona Coyotes tough guy John Scott seems like he has a good sense of humor about leading the 2016 All-Star Game voting, but he doesn’t want to ride that punchline to Nashville.
Long story short, he seemed to tell the Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan that he’s hoping the joke will fizzle out soon enough.
“I don’t want to have my name in the headlines for this reason,” Scott said. “Like, it’s a fun little thing and hopefully it’ll die down over time. It’s not something — I definitely don’t want to be voted into the All-Star Game. It would be cool, but I definitely don’t deserve it to this point. You never know. There’s still some time left. I could turn it on.”
That begs a question: should a joke vote originally inspired by Puck Daddy/Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast dissolve if the guy in question wants to shut down the bandwagon altogether?
As mentioned earlier, the situation conjures memories of the “Vote for Rory (Fitzpatrick)” campaign that was ultimately shot down to some vote-rigging (or something). It sounds like the NHL would honor the voting if it deems the situation legit:
Maybe fans should let it go, though.
What do you think?
(H/T to Puck Daddy)
Note: Scott isn’t outright asking fans not to vote for him like Jaromir Jagr did today, at least: