Players like Tootoo are more effective than just big and slow goons who can't skate or score. He will be better as a Red Wing.
I think we'll see Tootoo's career excel as a wing. Imagine having to play in a franchise that has absolutely no faith in you. He went through his alcohol rehab days and everything with that franchise. It's hard for him to excel, because he had a bad stain within the franchise, he just had problems. I could see his motivation not exactly being there, especially if you feel the franchise has no trust with you. Being brought into a well-decorated franchise, and being brought in with a purpose will motivate you to play again. I think he finally feels like he has another home, and the wings are going to embrace that. He knows why he's here, and he knows the role he needs to play. He wants people to see that his career over, so now that a franchise is giving him that chance, and they got the trust in him, well s***, it's all on him now.
Just want to thank all of our great
#RedWings fans that came out tonight ! Truly amazing to see. Can't wait to suit up at the Joe!
exactly what i'm talking about! this dude is going to be a BEAUTY for us. and someone can quote that if you wanna challenge it.