One poster brings up replacing Tootoo and the East and everyone goes off the deep end.
No one is talking about reshaping the roster or our style of play. It's just that Tootoo is the most aggressive player we have and losing him would create a hole. It helps to have players like that throughout your roster and especially in the bottom 6 to wear down your opponent. We have little to none.
It's not about enforcers, it's about guys that can crash and bang and still play a normal shift without being a liability.
It's not about the East, it's about being a difficult team to play against both with and without the puck.
I'd much rather keep Tootoo over Emerton, Bertuzzi, or Sammuelsson.