There's a million reasons for the players in Sunday's All-Star Game to try to win.
The players are playing, among other reasons, for the grand prize of a $1M payout to the winning division. While Aaron Ekblad, Dylan Larkin, and Johnny Gaudreau are maxing out their Entry Level deals at a cool $925K, and John Gibson is only pulling in $721.6K this season (before jumping to $2.3M the next three seasons), John Scott is making bare minimum - $575K. The $90,909 each player from the winning squad will receives represents a 16% addition to one's earnings this season. By far the largest increase of any participating player. Still Scott isn't expecting much as he told Luke Fox of SportsNet, "Oh, gosh, no. It didn't even cross my mind. It's definitely not a factor." Imagine that, not being concerned over 90-large.