If anything, we need more guys like Tootoo. It's not like the Red Wings are overwhelming teams with skill these days.
Outside of Dats/Hank there's no legit "top line" skill; Flip is "decent" 2nd line material, and Brunner is still a "?"...Franzen is on the decline, and Helm is a solid 3rd line center.
Miller/Emmerton/Sammy/Bert/Cleary/Abby/etc/etc are all "odds & ends" plugging in holes.
I gotta be honest - this team is boring, and has been for some time...They're not a top team anymore, and they haven't been for a few seasons now...How in the world is having a few guys like Tootoo on the team such a bad thing?
I would love to see him get some 2nd line playing time, and some time on the pp; just might shock some fans as to what he could bring.
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