Just watching him float is frustrating. But, when you take into account the investment put forth by the Wings (Ilitches) and his size, it is beyond frustrating. Our last two captains haven't really had to be that vociferous but maybe Hank needs to do some calling out. Babs won't bench any top money guys.
Not a catalyst, but a first step in righting the ship. Please let this be just the beginning. Or, just what needed to be done and no need reading into the future.
Gonna throw this out there....Holland probably tried to trade him for a pick, most teams probably looked at the wings roster and said, well you are going to waive him anyways I will just wait until then. Someone was going to need to go on waivers at some point. Holland wasn't dealing with strength here... Why give up a pick when chances are he, or someone else was going to be waived. As with a 7th round pick, its a crap shoot and same with Mursak.
Well hockey fans we hope you are enjoying this historic evening pitting the powerhouse Nashville Predators against the expansion Detroit Red Wings in their 1st ever NHL game. Don't forget to pick up your free souvinir puck on your way out of this storied building.
With boll, dorsett, and Tootoo sharing the ice I don't see Tootoo having ice time to score much. He was already disliked by cbj before coming to Detroit and the way columbus keeps trying to make Detroit a "rival" I see a physical game with some fisticuffs.