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04-21-2007, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause View Post
If he doesn't develop an all-around game very quickly, he'll be out of the NHL in no time. After his altercation with Robidas, the league did what its individual teams couldn't and completely neutralized Tootoo. His hardchecking game was rendered useless by an aggressive campaign by the NHL to 'police' him. He simply cannot skate around and stir up trouble because not only is he not going to get any benefit of the doubt calls, any chance to penalize him will not go unused. Don't be surprised if this is the last season where Tootoo plays any sort of noticeable role on an NHL team. He has the potential to be a useful player. Here's hoping the NHL does what Poile and Trotz never could and whip him into a real hockey player.
Heh, it seems that Tootoo's punch on Robidas may have hurt Tootoo more than Robidas.

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