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#2433762 Keep Tootoo, Drop Cleary

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 21 August 2013 - 03:15 PM

nah we will drop tootoo and then once the season starts we will see 100 threads talking about how weak we are and why didn't holland get a tough guy...its all buttmans fault blah blah blah. Not saying Tootoo is the toughest,best fighter in the league but he's better than anything we have and he plays his role perfect. I understand we have to get under the cap and all that and we pretty much have no other option because of sammy. Yeah Tootoo wasn't played in the playoffs which was a mistake against the blackhawks since they were beating us down and having their way physically but hey..losing 3 in a row without changing anything is ok for some I guess.

#2432146 Blackhawks selling melted ice from Finals

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 01 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

I often think how gross that ice has to be with all that saliva frozen into it.

Just think how many dumb fans will take a sip of it......=)

#2431938 Rule 48: not working as planned.

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 30 July 2013 - 11:23 AM


Yep, it does.  And the NHL has definitely not suspended any star players recently.  Except Kris Letang, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Shane Doan, Jeff Skinner, Duncan Keith (twice), James Neal, Nicklas Backstrom, Claude Girouix, Dustin Brown, Alex Edler, Taylor Hall, Joffrey Lupul, and Corey Perry. 


All of these guys were suspended in the last two seasons.  It is an absolute joke to think that the NHL won't suspend stars, or that they're otherwise immune from punishment.  If you do the crime, you do the time more often then not.  Do they miss one occasionally?  Sure.  But there is no "star bias". 

But but but....In the illustrious words of Mermaid Man "Buttman is eviiiiiilllllllllll."

#2431523 Now Dat's funny

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 26 July 2013 - 11:10 AM

"Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is simply amazing to watch.

With his campers looking on, he did a little ice dancing to the Village People classic "YMCA."



#2431423 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 24 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

I know. People really underestimate Quincey. Theres a reason hes our 2nd highest paid dman.

So hold on here.....Quincey with all of his screw ups in the season. Reading through countless posts of people talking about how he was god awful in the game GDT's more so than anyone else is getting paid just right and you are fine with that but think that tootoo with what he brings is getting too much and needs to be traded? The way I seen Q play there is no way he played to a $3+mil contract. We are talking about the 1 goal and 2 assists 3 pts Quincey right?

#2431353 It's time - to predict 2014 Team Canada

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 24 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

Prediction.....THEY LOSE!!!




USA USA USA USA.......HAHAHAHA j/k but yeah....USA


Canada always has a scary roster. SO MUCH STAR TALENT.

#2431347 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 24 July 2013 - 08:16 AM


It's also not his agent's fault for trying to get his client the best contract.  It's Holland's for overpaying for a 4th liner.  


Tootoo's TOI may have changed, but his skillset didn't.

So you would stick Tootoo on the 4th line and only pay him 900k. Where would you put Miller,Emmerton and  Eaves and how much would you pay each. Because in my eyes and I'm sure many more see Tootoo as bringing really more than any of these players and is getting paid accordingly. 

#2431303 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 23 July 2013 - 05:27 PM


I think it is.  Especially for 3 years, his price should've been lower. 


He's a hard hitter but often takes himself way out of the play to make those hits.  And it's nice to have someone who fights, though it seemed like most of his were meaningless staged scraps that weren't even for retribution.


I'm not a fan of Carcillo either but he just signed a 1 year deal for $825,000 and the most he's ever been paid is $1.08 mill.   He's just the first reference point that came to mind, but what does Tootoo bring that warrants a million dollars more? 

tootoo has one heck of a wrist shot and he is one of if not the hardest worker on the ice when he is on the ice. He also has the heart of a lion. i would much rather give tootoo that then someone like eaves who is a dime a dozen.

#2431296 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 23 July 2013 - 03:49 PM


I'm not a Tootoo fan which I'm sure is part of it, but still he has a very specific role and skillset.  And 3 years at $1.9 million for what he brings 9-12 minutes a night is overpayment to me. 

There is no way 1.9mil for what tootoo brings is over payment. He just needs to be used. 

#2431168 Devils sign Jagr (1 yr deal, financial terms not yet disclosed)

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 22 July 2013 - 01:08 PM


#2430788 Schedule Release?

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 19 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

Metropolitan!?!?!?! really!?!

#2427416 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 05 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

Check out his playoff game stats last year. The year before that too.

you thought tootoo was signed on to be our scorer for the playoffs? He was signed for the grit and toughness and thats what he brings every game. for the life of me of don't get why come game 5 in the hawks series babs didn't put him in after shaw and those goons did what they did to the wings. tootoo is nothing but heart.

#2427399 Wings sign Stephen Weiss, 5-years, $24.5m

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 05 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Props to Holland.

I am his biggest critic. But he is doing SOMETHING this offseason that has a chance to help us. I could see Sammy and Tootoo were bad signings a mile away. I thought Colo was ok, but DeKeyser, Smith, and Kindl emerging made that one bad too.

Anyway, good job Kenny. I throw my hat, because you just turned a trick = DeKeyser, Alfredsson, Weiss.

tootoo was not a bad signing at all. i would love to see why so many think so. specially going to the east now.

#2426836 Stephen Weiss on his way?

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 05 July 2013 - 12:43 PM

DET closing in on Stephen Weiss.

#2426789 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 05 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

a little early to make a call like that don't you think?

How long have you posted on LGW? hahahaha