The National Hockey League learned a tough lesson this week; if you ask hockey fans to vote for something, be prepared to honour the consequences.

To get you up to speed, here's the TL;DR from the past week of NHL All-Star Game drama:

  • The NHL asked fans to vote for a captain for the all-star game
  • Fans voted enforcer John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division
  • Scott was traded to another team (Montreal) in another division and quickly demoted to the AHL
  • …and then Twitter got involved.

As soon as Scott's trade was announced, the social site exploded with comments, memes and the hashtag #FreeJohnScott.







However, Tuesday saw the NHL uphold the will of the fans, and @BrandonGatten sums it up best…


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