Thread: News Article: Tootoo turns down 3-year deal.
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06-28-2012, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by NoNecksCurse View Post
what im saying is i doubt id have committed to season tickets so early if not have fell so in love with the preds.. largely in part to tootoo. take toots away and my progression would have been slower

and none of those guys have anything on toots as far as casual fans knowing him
I understand what you are saying. I don't understand why others do not right now.

Tootoo had more value to the franchise 5-6 years ago, without a doubt. Before the run season before last, hockey was really not all that relevant to people other than the diehards and who they brought to games. Yeah, we had some names, in Kariya, and well, be honest that was it to the casual fan, and even that was due in part to a disney movie. Now, we have developed Rinne, Weber, Suter, and have fisher to market around. The need to market a bottom six plug in gone. We can now market the franchise around winning. This franchise has outgrown Jordin Tootoo.

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