Predators GM sounds off on John Scott All-Star campaign
The Nashville Predators have invested their money in an All-Star Game, not a sideshow.
Predators GM David Poile sounded off on the campaign to vote Arizona Coyotes bruiser John Scott into the All-Star Game, which will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in late January.
"If he was to make the All-Star Game, that would be, with all due respect, not an appropriate situation," Poile told Puck Daddy's Josh Cooper on Monday at the NHL's Board of Governors meetings.
"And with all due respect to John Scott, but when you do something like this and in this digital age, you sit there all day and push a button, that doesn't make it right."
Poile's remarks are unsurprising, as with a vested interest in the game he will no doubt want to see the best product possible on the ice to help grow the game in Nashville.
What has raised eyebrows is the league's apparent readiness to have Scott not only participate, but perhaps be the Coyotes' lone representative at the game.
Scott continues to lead the online vote.