Bettman: ‘There was never any doubt’ about Scott being in All-Star Game


Ah, the power of spin.

It seemed like fan outrage forced John Scott back into the 2016 NHL All-Star Game after the traded enforcer was very much in doubt about it happening.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told that involving Scott was always part of the plan.

“The fans spoke in large numbers for the process and he’s going to be joining us in Nashville. There was never any doubt about that,” Bettman said.

“Obviously the fans decided it was important to vote for him, and we respect that. Whether or not we need to make adjustments into the future and ensure that truly All-Star players are there is something we’ll worry about after we go to Nashville.”

When you think about it, this is pretty fitting; one must ready a grain of salt for Bettman’s assessment of a situation in which a mountain was made out of a molehill.

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