I would think that if there were a lockout that the Preds would send Tootoo to Milwaukee if at all possible. Let him work on his offensive game. We all know he can hit and be a major pain inthe butt,but he also did a load of scoring in juniors. I for one would like to see if they can help him develope that side of his game a little more.
I was thinking he had not played enough games inthe NHL that he would have to clear waivers to go down to the AHL.
Moneil, he would not have to pass waivers to be sent to Milwaukee. However, I do think the NHL passed a measure that players who have played X amount of games cannot be sent to the AHL if there is a lockout. I think Tootoo is over that limit and thus cannot be sent down if there is a lockout. But he can be sent down if there isn't one.
Hopefully it won't be an issue and the NHL will start without much of a delay. I'd just like to see Jordin get to work on the other aspects of his game. I think he can be much more than just an agitator if he's given the chance
I heard 50 games had to be played at the AHL level. I also heard that some of the Penguins' rookies were sent back down to help out in their Calder Cup run and they thought they'd be able to play in the AHL next year but due to the rules ..... they got screwed.