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07:22 AM ET 06.03 | Where have you gone, Jordin Tootoo? The Red Wings signed this hard-fisted spark plug of a forward last summer, heralding his arrival as just what was needed to help make them grittier. Tootoo got three years and $5.7 million, but when the playoffs started, Tootoo was tucked away on the sideline for all but one game. ... [Mike Babcock] reiterated that he "was thrilled" with Tootoo, but $1.9 million a season is a lot to pay a guy with limited value. Given how much competition there is expected to be for jobs next season, if Tootoo doesn't fit into playoff plans again next spring, the Wings might buy out his contract, which would then be entering its last year. One upside for Tootoo: The Wings are moving to the Eastern Conference.

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Mike Babcock, Icon Sports Mike Babcock, Icon Sports
June 3, 2013  07:29 AM ET

Where have you gone, Jordin Tootoo? The Red Wings signed this hard-fisted spark plug of a forward last summer, heralding his arrival as just what was needed to help make them grittier




Tried to sing it to the tune of Mrs. Robinson.........






But I could'nt get the words to fit......

June 3, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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Where have you gone, Jordin Tootoo? The Red Wings signed this hard-fisted spark plug of a forward last summer, heralding his arrival as just what was needed to help make them grittierTried to sing it to the tune of Mrs. Robinson.........But I could'nt get the words to fit......

You tried, Mick... That's all we can expect.

June 3, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Red Wing Nation turned its lonely eyes to you

June 3, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Red Wing Nation turned its lonely eyes to you

yeah, but "joltin' jordin' doesn't quite have the right ring to it

June 3, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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yeah, but "joltin' jordin' doesn't quite have the right ring to it

True, I would go with "Mr Hockey" or if you want alliterative, "Terrible Ted"

June 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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True, I would go with "Mr Hockey" or if you want alliterative, "Terrible Ted"

ah yes, the irascible mr. lindsay....

June 3, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

yeah, but "joltin' jordin' doesn't quite have the right ring to it

So what rhymes with Alex Delvecchio?

June 3, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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So what rhymes with Alex Delvecchio?

Al Delvecchio? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

June 3, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Dammit! I thought it was just a two-year contract. The speed alone for the young kids has made them a better checking team rather than Tootoo's presence. Youngsters will only get better, Ferraro has been lighting it up pretty good in the lowers and Jordin can only hope Filp, Cleary or both don't reup. Plus he spells Jordin with an "I"--just beyond infuriating.

June 3, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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So what rhymes with Alex Delvecchio?

What the heck-ee-oh, it's Alex Delvecchio!

June 3, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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So what rhymes with Alex Delvecchio?

about the same number of words that rhyme with Mahovlich....(Frank or peter)

June 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET

$1.9 million a season is a lot to pay a guy with limited value.




Teams have paid a lot more for a lot less...

June 3, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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$1.9 million a season is a lot to pay a guy with limited value.Teams have paid a lot more for a lot less...

We already had the Brad Richards thread yesterday.

June 3, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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We already had the Brad Richards thread yesterday.

A prime example...

June 3, 2013  09:53 AM ET

I hope they keep him....he hits anyone just as hard...doesn't matter if you're Crosby or some 4th liner....he doesn't care who you are and I like that about him...and he's at full speed all the time unlike a couple players we got now * cough* Franzen *cough* Bert

June 3, 2013  10:44 AM ET
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I hope they keep him....he hits anyone just as hard...doesn't matter if you're Crosby or some 4th liner....he doesn't care who you are and I like that about him...and he's at full speed all the time unlike a couple players we got now * cough* Franzen *cough* Bert

Concur.

You need a guy like Tootoo for the times when you need a guy like Tootoo.

I'd hate to see him put aside.

June 3, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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Concur.You need a guy like Tootoo for the times when you need a guy like Tootoo.I'd hate to see him put aside.

when Quinn the eskimo gets here

June 3, 2013  11:03 AM ET
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when Quinn the eskimo gets here

Jordin's Canadian so it would be "when Quinn the Inuk (singular for Inuit) gets here"

June 3, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Jordin's Canadian so it would be "when Quinn the Inuk (singular for Inuit) gets here"

Ooops, sorry. I couldn't get my Bering Strait

 
June 3, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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I hope they keep him....he hits anyone just as hard...doesn't matter if you're Crosby or some 4th liner....he doesn't care who you are and I like that about him...and he's at full speed all the time unlike a couple players we got now * cough* Franzen *cough* Bert

I'll cough to that:0)

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