Detroit Red Wings need to get tougher to compete in East

Jordin Tootoo was a fighter for the Wings, a fighter they could have used last night in Ottawa(Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski / USA TODAY Sports) After an embarrassing 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on October 23rd, Red Wings fans expected Henrik Zetterburg and company to come out swinging last night in Detroit. Not many, however, expected Ottawa to literally beat them to the punch...
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: End of the fighting era

When push came to shove, Jordin Tootoo was the odd man out. The Detroit Red Wings enforcer was placed on waivers after the Red Wings lost to the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2. However, the defeat certainly wasn’t the reason why Tootoo had to be let go. “It’s just a numbers game, (too many forwards on the roster), that’s the reality…but I think Toots is a good man, a good teammate...
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings waive Jordin Tootoo

Per TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, it appears that the Red Wings have chosen to waive Jordin Tootoo: Waivers: Amount Tootoo, Jordin DET Pinizzotto, Steven FLA — Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) November 6, 2013 I don't expect there to be any takers for Tootoo, and if he clears waivers, the Wings would receive, per Capgeek, about $975,000 in cap relief given Tootoo...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings sending Tootoo back to Nashville?

According to an NHL source (via, the Red Wings are discussing a deal that would send forward Jordin Tootoo back to Nashville a city in which he spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career. Like his time in Nashville, Tootoo became a fan favorite in Detroit due to his abrasive play and willingness to drop the gloves with his opponents. However with the Wings...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo spent this past weekend touring Nunavut communities

Via Paul, Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo took part in a whirlwind tour of Nunavut communities in the province of Nunavut this past weekend, working with a Native Canadian-business-sponsoring company called Nunasi to discuss goal-setting, staying in school, substance abuse issues and job opportunities with Inuit kids, and Nuntasiaq Online's David Murphy filed a report about Tootoo...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A ‘source’ told three beat writers that the Red Wings may send Jordin Tootoo back to Nashville

You'll have to excuse my "blogger Spidey sense" for twtiching on this one. On a Saturday night in July, an "NHL source" happened to talk to three Red Wings beat writers about the possibility of the Wings sending Jordin Tootoo and his $1.9 million cap hit back to Nashville (which has a full compliment of forwards and about $4.6 million of Capgeek-estimated...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo Fights Edmonton’s Mike Brown: Video

Jordin Tootoo has more or less held his own in numerous fights this season. He certainly did not get the best of Edmonton’s Mike Brown on Thursday night, though, when Brown and Tootoo mixed it up early in the second period of the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-0 win. Brown checked Tootoo as the Wings’ forward cleared the puck, then turned back and issued the fight challenge. Tootoo landed...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Tootoo factor: Jordin Tootoo drops the gloves twice in the first period against the Stars (VIDEO)

Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo dropped the gloves twice Tuesday night in a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars from the Joe. Tootoo’s first fight on the night came just three seconds into the game as he sparred with Eric Nystrom right off the opening face off. Tootoo’s second fight came later in the period as he and Brenden Dillon went at it after bumping into each other at about...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bye bye Tootoo…

It’s been real. It’s been nice. But it hasn’t been real nice.Jordin Tootoo has spent his entire NHL career with the Nashville Predators but, on July 1, that will change. According to News 1130 out of Vancouver, Tootoo’s agent confirmed he will not sign a contract extension in Music City and will head to free agency when the calendar turns over.Tootoo, the first person of...
Via Section 303
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Tough-guy Tootoo gets a break from NHL after shoving ref

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators right wing Jordin Tootoo might have narrowly avoided a second suspension this season, owing, perhaps, to some sweet-talking by his coach, along with circumstances in his favor. With the whistle blown at the 13:19 mark of the third period during Tuesdays 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena, Tootoo received a 10-minute misconduct for...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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