This isn't good news for the Minnesota Wild as their tough guy/goon Derek Boogaard is out indefinitely with a concussion, last year Boogey missed some time with various upper body injuries. Enter former MTU bumper car driver and winner of LetsGoDUHockey 2005-2006 bad boy of the year John Scott will take Boogaard's role as team goon in Boogaard's absence. Last season in Boogaard's absence John Scott did get in three fights beating up Av's punk Cody McCormick, New York Islanders goon Joel Rechlicz and Oilers hack Zack Stortini. [Hockey Fights]
As mentioned on the earlier blog, Derek Boogaard is out indefinitely with a concussion. Coach Todd Richards thinks in the Columbus exhibition game that Boogaard was nailed in the chin with a stick after a check. Concussions are unpredictable, and Richards said the Wild doesn't know yet the extent of Boogaard's injury. He said it could be a week or two, could be a month or two.
If Boogaard misses the start of the season, the fighting will likely fall onto 6-foot-8 defenseman John Scott. I wrote a story on Scott for Thursday's paper, which I highly recommend. Scott's a character, and he told a couple really funny anecdotes about Jacques Lemaire and Mario Tremblay. [Russo's Rants]
Cross posted at [Goon's World]