Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/29/11
Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon, Getty Images After last night’s shootout win over the Minnesota Wild, Mark Howard interviewed Jordin Tootoo asking him the normal spat of questions about shutting down the Wild and whether or not Tootoo tipped in the goal, but the most poignant question came when Howard asked how Tootoo felt about his game and his life on the eve of his being one year clean and sober… With aplomb and a hint of self-reliance, Jordin Tootoo, wearing his Team Tootoo hat answered flatly to Howard’s question with a resounding response of how great it’s been to have moved past that point of his life and how his game and mindset have changed since his voluntary leave to enter the NHL’s substance abuse program. It has been widely stated that Tootoo’s mother gave him a certain book in 2010 that may have urged Tootoo to take stock of his life and the direction it was going. That book was the autobiography of Theo Fluery entitled “Playing With Fire” which follows the life and...
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