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

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#261 Konnan511

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

Ya, I don't like Tootoo, especially at 1.9mill. Eaves makes less than this. He ISN'T a good hockey player and is a goon that lives over the line. Not a "wings guy" imo. I don't see him becoming a loved guy in the locker room either. Waste of cap space. This would be one instance where if I were Kenny and had to move a player before the deadline for cap space, I'd trade a recently acquired player.

For someone who isn't a good hockey player, he had more points last season than in any season Eaves has had in the past five years. Tootoo isn't a goon. He can actually play hockey. Everyone ******* about not having a fighter or toughness on this team and we get a guy who is the epitome of that and people ***** because he isn't their favorite knuckle dragger.

Get over it. He makes this team better and harder to play against.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

I am really excited to see a Tootoo/Helm/Abby line. That is a scary fourth line to play against not only physically but could also give the team 80pts.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Helm is the 3rd line centre. Toots and Abs will be on the 4th line most likely with Eaves.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

I like this signing. Some things I like about it:

Tough as hell and feisty.
Stands up for teammates frequently (read: fisticuffs)
Takes a relatively low amount of minor penalties for a tough guy (not super high PIM, a lot of his PIM comes from fighting).
Hits frequently and hard.
Underrated offensively (he's scored at a 25-30 point pace in the last 3 seasons). Very solid offense for a bottom line guy.
Has a hard shot (not accurate, but can generate rebounds).
His cap hit is less than 3% of the cap, roughly equivalent to what Maltby made on our last cup winning team.
Goes to the net.
Short, but built like a locomotive (TOOOOOOTOOOOOO).

...And while I hate those damned whistles, let's admit it, the Joe could use a little excitement/noise sometimes. He can certainly provide that.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

Helm is the 3rd line centre. Toots and Abs will be on the 4th line most likely with Eaves.


Thanks for ruining my wet dream lol

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

Helm is the 3rd line centre. Toots and Abs will be on the 4th line most likely with Eaves.


Please, no toots as a nickname....

anyhow, Tootoo - Helm - Abby could very well be a third line...especially if Filppula ends up being moved in a Nash or Ryan deal...

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:11 PM

anyhow, Tootoo - Helm - Abby could very well be a third line...especially if Filppula ends up being moved in a Nash or Ryan deal...

good, scrappy 4th line like in the days of Drapes, Malts and Mac... oh the memories...

can't wait to see this happen...

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:50 PM

Ok, lets consider his goal scoring song.... I am not one to like the personal songs, but I know its part of the Joe so lets go with either:

"Come on ride the train..." - Quad City DJ's

or

"Come on baby do the locomotion.." - Grand Funk Railroad

Or just two or three long draw out locomotive whistle's like this:


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

I suppose now that he's left Tennessee, the Chattanooga Choo Choo is out of the question?

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

And for the people who say that I only hate him because he's an agitator, and I'll love him on our team: wrong. An "agitator" is one thing - Tootoo is much more akin to a Matt Cooke or Sean Avery type player who plays selfishly and will take dumb penalties. Nashville had even seemed to figure that out and rolled back his playing time significantly.

I feel like everything I always brag about the Red Wings in terms of playing smart finesse hockey, and winning a Cup with only 11 fighting majors goes out the window when we employ crap like this.


He is more like a Steve Ott than he is a Matt Cooke that is for sure, and as has been shown already with more fighting majors he takes closer PIMs to Bertuzzi than other agitator types lately. Personally, I hope the wings turn him loose and let him go bat s*** crazy howver. Hes also uses big hits and physical play to agitate other teams, not chirping like a little *****. Hes the toughest fighting agitator, and definitely in an argument for hardest hitting forward in the league.

And its funny because the wings have NEVER won the cup with 11 fighting majors. 2008 they did have 21 and also employed a guy with a reputation just as bad as Tootoo's, Dallas Drake. He was a complete beast and spark for the wings in that playoff as well.

When are wings fans going to realize that A: the bottom 6 has done jack s*** for the wings the last couple years and it needs an overhaul

and B: the wings have never won with a team full of *******, and Tootoo helps prevent this from happening

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

I have a feeling that we are going to love this guy. Iam sure he will play his heart out for our team. Not many on Wings roster are willing to do that.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

I have a feeling that we are going to love this guy. Iam sure he will play his heart out for our team. Not many on Wings roster are willing to do that.


Well, not Franzine thats for sure...

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:27 PM

Please, no toots as a nickname....


Why not? I think it could catch on...you never know, he could be a Knock Out!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:31 PM

Ok, lets consider his goal scoring song.... I am not one to like the personal songs, but I know its part of the Joe so lets go with either:

"Come on ride the train..." - Quad City DJ's

or

"Come on baby do the locomotion.." - Grand Funk Railroad

Or just two or three long draw out locomotive whistle's like this:

Why not this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBP15lRprPs

Or maybe:


Edited by ogreslayer, 03 July 2012 - 11:33 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

For someone who isn't a good hockey player, he had more points last season than in any season Eaves has had in the past five years. Tootoo isn't a goon. He can actually play hockey. Everyone ******* about not having a fighter or toughness on this team and we get a guy who is the epitome of that and people ***** because he isn't their favorite knuckle dragger.

Get over it. He makes this team better and harder to play against.

He's just SUCH a turd and hadn't played with honor... He's wearing the winged wheel now, so of course I'll root for him, but it leaves a bad taste... Like fanta...

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:24 AM

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Love it, I can't wait till he runs someone over. And for those that say he's just a pest, get a grip this guy is the best scraper we've had here since McCarty.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:38 AM

Well if the wings are successful at signing Suter and Parise, the Tootoo signing will be an afterthought-----I HOPE!!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:57 AM

I have a feeling that we are going to love this guy. Iam sure he will play his heart out for our team. Not many on Wings roster are willing to do that.

Just think if he and Helm were on the same line..hahaha wow. Like being attacked by bees.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

In combination with just how weird this signing is to me in general, Kenny's comments about "We're stepping out of our comfort zone" definitely worry me a little; just the fact that he actually said that publicly. When I heard that for some reason I pictured a GM who was one or two chess moves behind the others instead of ahead or at least on a level playing field.





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