Speculation: Jordin Tootoo

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  1. Hobnobs

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    Would Jets want Tootoo? Seems like a good upgrade instead of Thorburn. Tootoo would be a salary dump for the Wings so we are talking cheap (conditional draft pick or something).
     
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    Nope.
    Not a good fit in Winnipeg.
     
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    Nope. This has been discussed before. We don't believe Tootoo would want to come back to Manitoba. He has some bad history here.

    Plus, we already have an upgrade over Thorburn in Peluso, Tangradi, Halischuk, and Wright. We're stocked on the 4th line.
     
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    I think all that bad history and **** is overrated. Tootoo would be great for this team. Great physical guy on the bottom lines, fights and is tough as ****ing nails. I'd love to have this guy on the team.
     
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    I agree he'd be nice to have on the Jets.
    But real world considerations exist.
     
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    I agree with you as well. He has his demons in check and carries his emotional burdens everywhere he goes to play.... its not like he can leave all his emotional issues in manitoba and move on with life.

    That being said I do not see us needing him as we have Peluso, Wright and Tangradi. He is an upgrade but we just have too many 4th liners. oh forgot Thor.
     
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    please god no.
    we have enough plugs

    and as for his "bad past" being over rated. Far from it, that baggage stays with you, regardless if you "have cleaned your act up"
    One small miss step and all hell could break loose again.
     
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    I just don't see the need regardless of history etc. As stated we're already carrying 5 4th line capable players (plus anyone from the farm i'm missing).

    Upgrading the fourth line is the popular deck chairs analogy. Sure it would be an upgrade, but i just don't get the feeling jordan tootoo is what's going to turn this team around.

    Everythign tootoo brings, we already get.
     
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    I'm not sure if I agree with that...
     
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    No.

    We already have players on the roster who can do what he can do.
     
  12. Tintin's Ghost

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    I think Tootoo option should be explored for sure. I don't see any current Jet who offers the type of physical game that Tootoo consistently brings. Maybe Tangradi was intended to be that guy but so far he definitely is not.

    Tootoo would be at home on 3rd line where he can also bring more scoring touch that current wingers. If he was acquired I couldn't see him sitting on the 4th line for very long if ever. Frolik can play and ha splayed LW correct?

    I'm not sure what personal history refers to other than his brother's tragedy but how would that prevent him from returning to Manitoba. You can always go home.
     
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    2 mil for Tootoo? I will pass
     
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    Tootoo is a more expensive Thorburn. He's not the kid who played for the Wheat Kings and in the WJC, he's a plug.
     
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    What is the emotional stuff? ( im a non local fan )
     
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    I would take him. Sure we've got Tangradi, Halischuk, Wright, Peluso, Thorburn, etc... but I don't see a single guy there who carries the physical game Tootoo does. Peluso, sure, but he hasn't shown to be that physical force Tootoo has. Tootoo would bring a missing element from our bottom 6, in my own opinion. Guys alike are Halischuk, Wright, Tangradi, etc... six of one, half a dozen of the other. Those guys can pass as similar. We don't have a Jordin Tootoo here.

    I think this Jets team could use him. I know many don't like him, that's ok. I personally do.

    Over his last 4 seasons in Nashville, Tootoo played 11:23 even strength minutes per game in 08-09, 10:41 in 09-10, 11:39 in 10-11 and 12:52 in 11-12. Nashville/Trotz appeared to use him in a solid role given those minutes. I'm sure we can fit him in somewhere here..

    I know "lines" are in the blender right now, but, for the sake of seeing where he may fit in,

    Ladd - Little - Wheeler
    Kane - Scheifele - Setoguchi/Frolik
    Frolik/Setoguchi - Jokinen - Tootoo
    Wright - Slater - Peluso
    Halischuk
    Tangradi
    Thorburn

    Guys like Prust and Neil can play 3rd line in this league not because they score lots of goals or put up points, but because when they are paired with solid linemates they can add a real nice ingredient to that 3rd line, something I think Tootoo could possibly bring here. Many times if you can have a "solid pair" on a line, add in a physical, hardworking, character, pesky guy to finish out the line and a lot can click nicely.

    Somebody would have to go here, though. But I personally wouldn't be against adding Tootoo to this team. I think he'd make us a little more harder to play against, add physicality, essentially a lot of what we lack. He'd give us a nice boost of character, hustle, toughness and identity in the bottom 6, in my opinion. He may not put up lots of points but if he could play 11-12 even strength minutes with Jokinen and Setoguchi/Frolik, maybe he fits in well there, contributes 15-25 points? He showed in Nashville he could consistently get close to 20 points, and from the 3rd line there wouldn't be anything wrong with that. :dunno:
     
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    Tootoo is EXACTLY what the Jets need.

    He can't score, can't skate and takes untimely stupid penalties. Bring him in!!!!!
     
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    In an ideal situation, sure TooToo could play here and it would be great PR, but ( JMO ), but the last thing a guy with TooToo's past issues needs is to be in a place where he is well known. It's better to play somewhere where people don't know you. Less pressure, less interaction with the media and public.
     
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    I'll just say that the results haven't been to nice for Tootoo the last few years, and he hasn't had exactly tough minutes.
     
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    I was waiting/wondering about some info here. :laugh: .. Good to know, anyhow.
     
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    Nothing damning or definitive.

    Far too busy (read: lazy) to do the indepth looks I used to :laugh:
     
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    At what point does one team's garbage become a need of the Jets?
     

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