We don't have anyone who can play the physical game he plays.
Helm would be the closest, but Tootoo is more physical and more dangerous to play against than Helm. And Helm is seemingly always hurt now to boot.
If you're looking to bench someone who isn't contributing in their "role", it wouldn't be Tootoo.
And role players are very important to teams. You make them sound pointless in your first sentence. The Wings wouldn't have won any of our Cups without role players.
Not trying to say role players are bad or useless. But honestly if our success lives and dies on Jordin Tootoo's ice time I think we are in much bigger trouble than we realize.
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