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Ryan Reaves Called Out By Former Habs Defenseman

Published October 17, 2023 at 3:11 PM
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John Scott is one of the most well known enforcers of his era. Although he has not been in the league in seven years he did get a chance to play against Ryan Reaves, another well known tough guy in the NHL.

Scott Exposes Reaves



John Scott was recently on TSN1050's First Up show where he discussed one specific encounter he had with Ryan Reaves back when he was still in the NHL. Scott called him out for backing out of a fight.

"Well, he ducked me - he didn't want to [fight] and I finally grabbed him and he bailed out and you can tell him that... But, I think it's kind of as advertised. I know Toronto has dipped their toe in the tough waters throughout the years and tried to bring that edge, but they never went all in."



Scott went on to clarify that he thinks Reaves is a good person and an effective hockey player, noting that the Leafs did a good job by bringing him in.

"Since the Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren days, I think they went 'we'll bring in a Kyle Clifford, we'll bring in a Wayne Simmonds... those guys are kind of tough, but this is the biggest top dog in the NHL and everybody knows it... And the good thing about Ryan Reaves is he's fast, he can get in on the forecheck, I think he's proven it the first two games, he's been laying guys out... You've gotta make yourself relevant other than just dropping the gloves, so he's good for this team.

He's a good guy. He's going to definitely make up his contract there. When he signed, I said 'Reavo, you're overpaid, how do you do it?' But I'm teasing because he does other things that nobody sees to make up for the lack of offensive production on the ice."


Scott played in 286 career NHL games registering 16 points and 544 penalty minutes.

Reaves Still Fighting



Reaves has already made a strong impression on his new team as he fought Canadiens defenseman Arber Xhekaj during the Leaf's home opener.


The Leafs play the Habs two more times this year. It will be interesting to see if Reaves gets into any more altercations in those ones. In the meantime, they take on the Blackhawks in Toronto tonight at 7:00PM EST.

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Ryan Reaves Called Out By Former Habs Defenseman

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