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03-14-2004, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
Well, IMO Trotz and Poile screwed up royally if they are benching Toots. He's just not going to develop as a player seeing 6 minutes a game with Big Mac on his wing and Arkhi (or whomever) as his center. He should have been sent to Milwaukee a long, long time ago (about the time Trotz and Co. realized he wasn't going to leave the 4th line this year). 20-25 minutes of ice time would do him well. He needs PP, PK, and crucial game situaitons like up 1 with 4 minutes to go, down 1 with 4 minutes to go and overtime. These are situations he might not see for 2 years in Nashville.

i definitely agree, but i think they saw tootoo as dollar signs more than anything. they feared that a lot of people come to games only to see tootoo...and that he still has a lot of drawing power. i don't think they wanted to give that up.

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