While previously a member of the visting Chicago Blackhawks, D John Scott had the temerity to suggest (correctly, of course) that the Bulls’ Derrick Rose is a far superior point guard than the Knicks’ undrafted phenom Jeremy Lin. Of course, that was before Scott was dealt to the New York Rangers. Now that Scott and Lin are both employed by North America’s worst blues musician, the hockey player is quick to demonstrate his skill at skating backwards. From the New York Times’ Christopher Botta (link swiped from The Basketball Jones)

“You can’t kill a guy for offering his opinion,” Scott remarked. “I was just saying he had one weakness to work on. Most of us have a lot more than that. Look at me. No one thought I could make it to the N.H.L., and there are a lot of people who still don’t think I belong.

“I haven’t come close to reaching his level, and I never will, but I can relate to Jeremy. I hope I get to meet him soon at the Garden or the practice facility. For what I said, he can even punch me in the hallway if he wants to.??