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08:29 AM ET 07.20 | Not far removed from going ice fishing in his western Canadian territory hometown of Nunavut, Jordin Tootoo landed a big one in the form of a contract from the Red Wings. For now, Tootoo is warming up to his new surroundings. After signing a three-year, $5.7 million free-agent contract with the Red Wings on July 1, the scrappy forward arrived in town Wednesday to meet with the training staff and look for a place to live. The 5-foot-9, 199-pound right wing who spent his entire eight-year NHL career in Nashville slipped on his No. 22 Red Wings jersey for the first time. ... "My ultimate goal is winning. I'm going to do whatever it takes. I'm fortunate to have that little spark in me that drives teams nuts. I think it's going to be a great thing here."

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Mike Babcock, Icon Sports Mike Babcock, Icon Sports
July 20, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Welcome back, Mike. Nice haircut, is it new?

July 20, 2012  08:40 AM ET

He'll drive his own team nuts too...have fun Wings fans!

July 20, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He'll drive his own team nuts too...have fun Wings fans!

Oh, we will. This is not Avery we're talking about here. And, it's not like we're counting on him to carry the team on his back for us. All we want him to do is a little of what Holmstrom used to do and, the rest of the time? Be a pest. The Wings are mature enough to handle him.

July 20, 2012  09:29 AM ET

I love it..

July 20, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Welcome back, Mike. Nice haircut, is it new?

Mike Babcock is about to become Mr. Badcock.

July 20, 2012  09:49 AM ET

.... or .... Mr. Badass.

July 20, 2012  09:58 AM ET

Didn't Tootoo play with Weber?

July 20, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Didn't Tootoo play with Weber?

Then the headline would read "Tootoo fondles team's nuts."

July 20, 2012  10:13 AM ET

JC...you can still ice fish in Canada in July? It's 108 here.

July 20, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Didn't Tootoo play with Weber?

So in reality this is a Weber thread as well?

July 20, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Didn't Tootoo play with Weber?

If that's true it could turn out to be a Semin thread.

July 20, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

JC...you can still ice fish in Canada in July? It's 108 here.

They're not too accurate with their geography Santa. Nunavut is a territory not a town and comprises a lot of <b>Northern</b> Canada not Western.

July 20, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Didnt Dino wear #22 for the Wings?

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July 20, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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It was that hot for three straight weeks here. Thankfully, Nunavut is far, far from here.

I wanted to move there but TGO would have Nunavut.

July 20, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Didn't Dino wear #22 for the Wings?

The snorkasaurus from the Flintstones?

July 20, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

JC...you can still ice fish in Canada in July? It's 108 here.

How's that feel? Hope it's a dry heat:)

July 20, 2012  11:02 AM ET

*polite golf clap* Nice, but don't take these puns Tootoo far.

July 20, 2012  11:02 AM ET
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The snorkasaurus from the Flintstones?

Naw, he means Martin, of The Rat Pack. Shooby, dooby, do.

 
July 20, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

How's that feel? Hope it's a dry heat:)

Feels awful. It's more of a confused heat...it's not sure whether to be dry or overly humid. I believe it wants to be humid, as is the norm, but there's just no damn water anywhere...or dam water for that matter.

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