Lets leave this for debate, lets say your the GM, and Nashville proposes a deal:
Nashville wants the scoring, and help in Milwaukee. Hossa is a potential star which is the missing ingredient. He is also another European player, who would fit in nicely to their very European team. On top of that they like his size.
I'd seriously consider it, but Tootoo is a fourth liner, third tops and he's not exactly the kinda size we need. 5 more inches and I'd say yes but we already have Begin and normally you dont trade top 6 potential for agitators unless your the Avs. I would work on a deal revolving around that though.
I would seriously consider it, Tootoo brings the kind of energy that our habs do not have. I don't necessarily have a problem with giving up Hossa for him, but I'm not sure Tootoo has a great upside, and he is a little small, thus does not fit our needs. After much thought, I think I would do this one.
Remember when Nashville came to the Bell Centre earlier this year. The fans were going nuts for Tootoo. I remember seeing some people behind the Habs bench wearing Habs' white vintage sweaters with TOOTOO 22 on the back.
I`d like to make that deal. Tootoo is a very good energy player who hits everything in sight. And like a few others said the fans just love him. He`d be good for the team. I`d hate to give up on Hossa but he is frustrating the hell out of me. The guys got loads of talent but can`t seem to put it all together.
no offense to the people picking Hossa, but you know Tootoo is one of the most popular rookies to ever enter the NHL. f playing in Canada, I would strongly think he would be the most popular
He is 20, on a better offense then the Habs, and playing a regular role.
He might be small, but you wouldn't think it, he hits, fights. He is an ideal player, and we would be giving a prospect that we can spare. You think we don't have enough spects that play similar to Hossa... (Balej, Kastsitsin, Perezhogin) they can't all make it, Tootoo will.
I would think that Tootoo Begin Ward would be one of the best checking lines in the league. To add to that we could make a good 3rd defensive line starting with Bulis, Higgins, Plekanec (in the future)