55. John Scott’s NHL All-Star journey

The vote to get noted Arizona Coyotes pugilist John Scott into the NHL All-Star game began as a joke, though an ensuing conversation with a league official and a trade-and-demotion added some real-world stakes. Scott did indeed attend, and with the Nashville crowd in his corner, notched a pair of goals on the afternoon en route to MVP honors. — Michael Blinn

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