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#2312639 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Doc Holliday on 02 July 2012 - 08:56 AM

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He doesn't look too shabby in a Wings jersey.

#2312611 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by Wings_Dynasty on 02 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

All this talk about Tootoo being a d-bag on and off the ice and having personal issues doesn't really have any bearing on his "status" with the Wings Fan Kingdom.

Wings fans love our d-bags. Probert is a prime example. He was an off the ice troublemaker and a bit of a cheap-shotting goon later in his career but he is a mythic player to us now. People constantly bring up retiring his number (with Chelios on the banner) because of his reputation as a tough guy. He had his own demons and it seemed like it only added to his persona.

Now that I mention it. Chelios and Wendel Clark. Two guys that joined the Wings at the same time when most fans thought they would NEVER want to see either in a Wings jersey.

Plus, the Wings have a great history with taking a player viewed as down and out and allowing them playing time to thrive. Cleary, Olausson, Fetisov, Eaves, Larry Murphy, and Dallas Drake (who is very much a similar player to Tootoo that everyone loved while he was here). And of course Todd Bertuzzi, who most of the league and fans had gave up on and the Wings picked up TWICE. Now there are people who are so desperate for toughness on the Wings they are deluded enough to consider Bert our enforcer because he wrestled Weber a little. They are so blind to non-hockey related issues to see that the Wings just picked up one of the premiere agitators who can actually fight pretty well.

Bottom line: He's cheap, tough, and can chip in a goal here and there. Give him a chance before you sell all your Wings memorabilia.

#2312454 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by newfy on 01 July 2012 - 09:59 PM

I really think he could bring out the best of ABdelkader as well. Having a guy with him who runs around nailing guys and isnt afraid to fight will get Abby more involved and increase team toughness more

#2312312 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by uk_redwing on 01 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

Good signing. Very, very tough player who puts up a ton of points from the 4th line. I love agitators. Hopefully in a few seasons he'll be on a 4th line with Mitch Callahan.

I can see it now... Tootoo - Abdelkader - Callahan

#2312247 Hey what do you think of 7 Million in two years for X player

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2012 - 11:35 PM

what i feel like....

#2312255 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by esteef on 01 July 2012 - 06:37 PM

Tootoo has chilled out quite a bit as far as the cheap s*** goes, he will drop the gloves, and as long as he busts his ass every shift I like this. He's a f***in' wrecking ball!


#2312232 Red Wings Sign Jordin Tootoo to 3-yr deal, $1.9M/yr

Posted by robat on 01 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

Guy is a total douchebag. We just lost classy team status that for sure. Terrible signing.

Yeah! He's such a douchebag!!


#2311262 Paul Gaustad re-signs with Predators

Posted by GoWings1905 on 29 June 2012 - 08:04 PM

Would rather have Abby as a 4th line centre with Prust keeping check from the wing.

Agreed. I don't really prefer Abby at center in general, but I would gladly take it if Prust was added to the 4th line. I just want to see a 4th line that is actually molded like one this season -- not a combination of leftovers and marginal skill players.

#2311245 Paul Gaustad re-signs with Predators

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 June 2012 - 06:45 PM

No thanks to Gausted....there are too many other bottom 6 players available that are better...but if we get to plan D, then sure....

#2310857 who's on the outs if we sign multiple forwards?

Posted by Sycsa on 28 June 2012 - 07:39 PM

Bertuzzi is worth it for the shootouts alone.

#2310646 Red Wings OUT of bidding for D Justin Schultz

Posted by SaCkaveli20 on 28 June 2012 - 06:33 AM

I hope Brendan Smith smashes his(Shultz) face.
Ya I said it..

#2309111 Breaking Bad

Posted by Shaman on 23 June 2012 - 03:01 AM

Just started the show 2 days ago, now I am in the middle of season 2, its 4 am after a very long day and I am severely conflicted between sleep and another episode.

#2310157 Steve Ott - anyone interested in getting him?

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 26 June 2012 - 05:21 PM

Not Ott. But a tough guy. Yes please! At least someone that can keep the flies off.

#2310180 Shane Doan to test free agency

Posted by newfy on 26 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

I would love to have Doan on this team.

Agreed. I think in the wings top 6 he coudl still put up about 60 points and 25 goals. Hes a righty so he would see PP time no doubt. He also provides that awesome physical presence the wings top 6 has lacked since Shanny. A little of a Dallas Drake feel to him come playoff time cause you know he would be going balls out all the time and can be a game changer in a variety of ways.

I really hope the wings can land him

#2309658 Pens Targeting Suter and Parise

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 June 2012 - 09:25 AM

Here is a question...Every article I read it says Pit now has $14M in cap space....as does capgeek.com. Great, super, but when the Wings are referred to the amount is never constant. These two articles are a perfect example, one says the Wings have $20M and the other says $19M....yet capgeek says $24M....WTF!?! If we are going to use PIt's available amount from capgeek, then lets use it for Detroit too. $24M look WAAAY more appealing than $19M, even though it is still more than PIt, I sure would like these reporters to paint Detroit's picture in the actual light it is in, not a grimmer one...

...carry on, back to subject. Suter to Detroit is MORE important than both to Detroit...