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Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

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I STILL HATE BERTUZZI!!!

Everyone in here is a moron. The only reason people hated to play him is he is dirty and plays dirty. He doesn't make the team better, he won't win us any games. He doesn't even deserve a third of the salary they just paid him, and there was a chance he wouldn't have signed ANYWHERE! He was a a healthy scratch in Nashville where they have no forwards to speak of and paid Gaustad 3.5 to fill Tootoo's roster spot. HORRIBLE# MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Youre the moron. He outscored everyone of our bottom 6 players last year and hes tougher than all of them too. He was scratched against Detroit because Detroit was a team soft as baby s*** and didnt need any tuoghness in the lineup

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Maybe... We are all freaking out before we even see him play? Naw, that'd be too much. Pathetic Wings fans...

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Good signing. Very, very tough player who puts up a ton of points from the 4th line. I love agitators. Hopefully in a few seasons he'll be on a 4th line with Mitch Callahan.

I can see it now... Tootoo - Abdelkader - Callahan

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brain fart who has worn number 22 in detroit?

Brad Park - hasn't been mentioned yet...

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In the past I have not liked him at all. I think he's one of those guys that if he is on your team you love him. This past season I thought he scored some nice goals and had some great assists. And man, does the man skate HARD!!!!! It is going to take some getting used to but I feel it is going to be a good thing. I think he could do very well in Detroit. We are going to have one hell of a checking line.

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Not thrilled and I don't know the crap he has gone through in the past until he got here, but I'm willing to watch and see how he does wearing our jersey. Throwing a fit won't do anything now. Hopefully his upside will shine through.

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i dont know how i feel about this...Does he kill penalties?

No he's usually the one to commit the penalities.

He's a 4th line energy player/agitator, that has the potential to score 30+ points. He will help offensively and physically.

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I don't think he was very impressive against us in the playoffs

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yeah would have took doan over this guy

Doan will cost a little more than 1.9 but the 1.9 we spent on this guy might mean we can't get Doan or somebody else we might like to in the future.

And he will cut into ice-time for our young guys

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The way some are reacting you would've thought we either traded for Chris Pronger or went back to 1999 and signed Claude Lemieux

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Hudler Is gone and we need to replace his goal scoring and we got Sammy for cheap. 30 goals at 3 mil is not a bad deal.

Exactly love what Kenny has done today ... hasn't overpayed and we've upgraded.

Upgraded backup goalie.

Got our 20-30 goal scorer.

Got a hard nosed 4th line grit.

Now we need our #1 defensemen!

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I don't hate Tootoo, I'm thinking about getting his shirt/jersey... the sad thing is that Tootoo is the "big" player that Kenny was thinking about... What about Sammy?

This is sick - he's better to get Suter sign tomorrow...

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I don't hate Tootoo, I'm thinking about getting his shirt/jersey... the sad thing is that Tootoo is the "big" player that Kenny was thinking about... What about Sammy?

This is sick - he's better to get Suter sign tomorrow...

We still have ~17 million in cap space, and the big fish are still out there.

Why are people freaking out? The Wings aren't going to go into the season with 17 million in cap space.

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After this settled in for a bit, I don't hate the Tootoo signing as much as my initial reaction. There was that element of disliking the guy a lot from playing for Nashville for so long, but ultimately I think this is a pretty decent move for the Red Wings.

The Red Wings 4th line was atrocious last season. It had no identity and provided absolutely nothing that you would expect from a typical 4th line. Instead of leftovers and marginal skill players, at least Holland is attempting to build a 4th line that will play hard and ideally bring some energy to the team. Babcock stressed the importance of having a solid bottom-six and now the Red Wings have some players to complement Helm causing damage on the 3rd line.

If Tootoo goes out and forechecks hard, hits and chips in offensively too, this can be a positive signing for the Red Wings. The key is just keeping Tootoo under control and not taking stupid penalties instead. I agree with those that have said Tootoo and Abdelkader together would be a nice combination.

I think ultimately today felt like a disappointment because it didn't include that big name free agent catch. In reality though, the Red Wings addressed two needs in getting a backup goalie and improving the 4th line. The Samuelsson thing -- well, I can't put a positive spin too much on that move yet. Still time for Holland to make a splash through free agency or swinging a trade.

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Tootoo will change a lot of minds when he hits everything that moves on his first shift. I watched him play junior with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was the fan favorite not because he was dirty, it was because of his work ethic. He is the type of player that will thrive if the fans get behind him. If he is a buddy of Helms then how bad can he be? Just wait.

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There was no need for Sammy - Why Kenny needs to go after his EX on any occasion?

Sammy sucked 3 years ago - he will suck even more this time!!!!!

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There was no need for Sammy - Why Kenny needs to go after his EX on any occasion?

Sammy sucked 3 years ago - he will suck even more this time!!!!!

One of the reason Sammy was acquired was to play on the PP point ... like he was being utlized before. Not saying that his good or not but his at least bigger then Huds ...

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3 years ao he was slow... this time he will be even more exposed as the forward on the point.

We have already Kronwall, White, Smith, Kindl, Quincey... and maybe Suter... do we really need Sammy on the PP?

Hudler replacament is Brunner or Nyquist.......

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