Guess he was really pissed at his lack of ice time in playoffs?
He obviously wants to test the market and look for a bigger deal. Will be weird to see him in another uniform. I have always said he's beyond overrated (great series vs Ducks last year though).
Heard Brent Peterson on the Wake Up Zone this morning. He said it felt similar to Ward last year.. They offered Ward-O something like 2 mil/year....he ended up getting 3 or whatever and scoring like 5 goals.
Will always like the guy but his time in Nashville is done. Yip fills his role for much cheaper.
I like him as a player. When he is in the 4th line energy role. It was when he tried to be that top 6 forward that frustrated me with him. his game is get pucks deep, seperate man from puck grind. When he deviated from that he stunk. Will miss his energy in the building. Hope he lands on his feet.
Man this is a sad day. Really enjoyed his hustle and hard work digging pucks out of the corners. Yes his antics on the ice left me scratching my head, but it brought excitement to the game, even if it's for the wrong reasons lol.
Good luck Toots, don't worry, I'm keeping my name for now.
I'm guessing he wants to go to a team where he can play everyday.
wonder if he will rate a tribute video when he returns?
I would hope so... but I dont remember Hamhuis getting one so if toots is leaving by his choice not ours he probably wont
I think so. tootoo is the name casual fans know. They are slowly coming around to Weber, Rinne, and Fisher, but tootoo is the guy joe scmoe off the street knows about. The guy is a rock star around here.
I have been critical of his on ice play, but I will miss the energy he brings not only to the ice, but when he was on, the energy of the crowd was up. That is something you really can't measure.
Of all the guys who left, thus far, he is the most deserving of a little nostalgic video. Let me rethink that, Vokoun was deserving too.