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02-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dolph Lundgren View Post
I get the argument that Gator and Cleary make space for Datsyuk, but if that's what we're aiming for why not just slot Tootoo next to Dats?
He forechecks much better than both Abby and Cleary combined, he can hit like a freight train (makes D-men think twice), and is faster than both Cleary and Abs.
IMO He'd be much more effective at opening space for Pav.
I'd like to see them try it, even just for a couple periods.
Originally Posted by Winger98 View Post
I'm not sure why Tootoo doesn't get more icetime in general. He doesn't seem to be bad defensively, and he skates really well - something that is still holding Cleary back.
I did not think about it, but it seems as a very good idea to me.
And I agree, Tootoo skates faster (10times faster than Cleary) hits harder than both.

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