Yeah he's dirty little ***** who cheap-shots other players. But ya know what?
I AM SICK TO FRACKING DEATH OF OTHER TEAMS RUNNING OUR STAR PLAYERS/GOALIE AND THE WINGS DOING A COLLECTIVE KNACK-ALL ABOUT IT!!
gotta disagree with that. we're not a tough team by any means
but when it comes to real hockey Wings are able to stick to their
game and not let the other team do their goonery. it's just not
working against the Wings who, when needed, stick for themselves
and keep on playing their offensive game.
yes, we'd need some toughness but theres no place for a player
that only contributes with toughness.
and Tootoo isn't even close to being tough player. he's just
a cheapshot douchebag who does nothing but piss the other
we had a guy with such attitude in our roster not so long ago.
and unlike Tootoo he also had some decent offensive skills.
his name is Sean Avery and he hasn't played a single 2002
playoffs game. go figure!
Quite frankly, I would love to have a player (or 2, or 3) who slams an opponents head into the boards, because Lord knows it happens to our players often enough.
Holmstrom & Lebda last year - whose turn will it be this year to be injured by an opponents dirty play with no fear of retribution?
again - this is not the case. yes, we'd use some frame and some
physical play but there's no room for a player with just this "skills".
if anything, Holland will be looking for a player who provides
size AND offense not just one of these. Wings don't have a spot
for player like Tootoo.
truth being said - do not judge this team after regular season.
Wings have pretty much shown it last year that they may look
soft in regular season but get to play very hard and bring
muscle in playoffs. they're not going to compete with Ducks
or Sharks in this area but will still be able to force their game.
and that can be enough for them to win it.