Detroit Red Wings Gaining Some New Faces, While Losing Others

After some much needed rest after being eliminated by Boston in the first round of the playoffs, and after an injury-plagued season that saw them rack up 421 man-games lost (second only to Pittsburgh, with 529), the #Detroit Red Wings organization has started to make some moves to kick off this off-season. #2014/ 06/SCHEDULE.png”> The Red Wings have released their schedule...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Jordin Tootoo Feels He Still Has A Lot To Give

via CBC,  
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings intend to buy out Tootoo's contract

A person familiar with the move has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Detroit Red Wings have placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers with the intention to buy out the final year of his contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday, because the Red Wings have not announced the move. TSN first reported the move earlier the day. Tootoo is set to make...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Free Agency: Todd Bertuzzi Out, Buyout Likely Coming for Jordin Tootoo

While the Detroit Red Wings wait on Daniel Alfredsson and work to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, they’re also eliminating some other options for their 2014-15 roster. Early Wednesday, the Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers, step one toward buying him out if they cannot find a trade partner. GM Ken Holland reportedly has tried repeatedly to deal Tootoo in the past, so it’s...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
23 days ago  |  Discuss

As Expected, Jordin Tootoo On Buyout Waivers

DET puts Jordin Tootoo on buyout waivers. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 18, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings shopping Jordin Tootoo, waiting on Daniel Alfredsson, talking with Daniel Cleary

A few housekeeping notes on the Red Wings: They’re shopping Jordin Tootoo, are waiting to hear from Daniel Alfredsson and in talks with Daniel Cleary. The window opened Monday for teams to use compliance buyouts; two were granted starting last summer, which saw the Wings use their first buyout on defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo. General manager Ken Holland said on locker-room cleanout...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Want To Re-Sign Jonas Gustavsson, trade Tootoo; Renney and Peters still in Panthers’ mix

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit Red Wings are sticking with Jonas Gustavsson as their backup man. Indications are the Wings will soon re-sign Gustavsson, who is eligible for unrestricted free agency come July 1. "I've been talking to Gustavswson's agent,' general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today. "He played...
Via Kukla's Korner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wallner: Griffins’ Jordin Tootoo made Camden Smith’s favorite hockey stick even better

"Awww," warp factor ten. The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that Jordin Tootoo penned an even happier ending to the viral video which took the hockey world by storm(!) thanks to a kind gesture prior to the Griffins' 3-2 win last night: Camden Smith, a 5-year-old from Lowell who got a dream gift from hockey veteran Jordin Tootoo last month, received...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Rapids Griffins tie series with Texas Stars via 3-2 win, but injuries are mounting

The Grand Rapids Griffins are probably playing the most offensively-talented team in left in the AHL playoffs, and they had to deal with what was deemed a "precautionary" pulling of Game 3 hat-trick-scorer Tomas Jurco from the game due to an "upper-body injury," as well as losing Jordin Tootoo to some sort of wrist injury (and Tootoo was in because Landon Ferraro...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings morning mishmash: on Tootoo, Babcock and business

A few stories popped up this morning that didn't quite make the overnight report, but a sleepless blogger (stomach virus or getting adjusted to Belarus time ahead of the World Championships' start tomorrow, you pick one) found it rather intriguing that, while Mike Babcock both discussed his coaching future and the Red Wings' player personnel decisions to come, he'...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings Will Not Use Buyout on Johan Franzen, May on Jordin Tootoo

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland put a quick stop to the rumors that he might use a compliance buyout on Johan Franzen, whose play in the series with Boston was heavily criticized. Franzen’s contract, with a cap hit of $3.95 million per season, runs all the way through the 2019-20 season. “I don’t have any plans to buy out Johan Franzen,” Holland said, according to Helene...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s The Tough Guy Now, Jordin Tootoo?

YouTube Hockey players are supposed to be the toughest and meanest athletes on the face of the planet, according to all of the Internet comments sections on anything ever written about hockey. But every now and then we get to witness a crack in the toothless armor of a supposed tough guy hockey player, and it reminds us that deep down, underneath those jerseys, pads and the brawler’s...
Via With Leather
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo makes young boy's day by giving away stick (VIDEO)

Jordin Tootoo was a bit of a tough guy when he was with the Nashville Predators but seemed to show a softer side the other night with the Grand Rapids Griffins (a Red Wings affiliate) in the AHL.Following the pregame skate in the team's season finale last week, Tootoo came off the ice to head to the dressing room. On his way there, a young boy standing on the bench excitedly...
Via The Other Paper
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Kid Has Terrific Reaction To Jordin Tootoo Giving Him His Stick

The Grand Rapid Griffins’ Jordon Tootoo made one kids day after he gave the young boy his stick after skating off the ice during a pregame skate earlier in the week. This video is all kinds of awesome. [Next Impulse Sports] The post Little Kid Has Terrific Reaction To Jordin Tootoo Giving Him His Stick appeared first on Diehardsport.
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo Gives His stick to a Young fan and Makes His Day

  Jordin Tootoo of the Detroit Red Wings gives his stick away to one lucky fan during pre game warmups. This kind will never forget this moment.   The post Jordin Tootoo Gives His stick to a Young fan and Makes His Day appeared first on The Sideline |
Via The Sideline
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Little kid has awesome reaction when Jordan Tootoo gives him his stick (Video)

Jordin Tootoo is currently playing for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and is hoping to make his way back to the NHL, but that doesn’t make him any less of a superstar to his biggest fan. Tootoo was skating off the ice earlier this week after pregame warmups when he came across a young fan […]
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo still a fan favorite, ‘good guy’ in Grand Rapids, as illustrated in stick-giveaway vid

I tend to post the Grand Rapids Griffins' videos as a matter of course, so I stuck this little ditty in the Griffins-Abbotsford Heat 1st round preview post, and since that time, Jordin Tootoo's kind gesture's "gone viral":
Via Kukla's Korner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick is adorable

During a recent Grand Rapids Griffins game, Jordin Tootoo made the day of a young fan by giving him his stick as he exited the ice following a pregame skate. Tootoo, currently toiling in the minor leagues as a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate after a long stint with the Nashville Predators […] The post Little kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Night By Giving Away His Stick (Video)

Jordin Tootoo may not be in the NHL, but he’s still finding a way to put smiles on fans’ faces. Before the start of an American Hockey League game on Wednesday night, the 31-year-old forward — who plays for the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins – found an excited young fan calling his name from the end of the bench. The young fan went in for...
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Video Of Jordin Tootoo Making A Young Fan’s Day Is All Kinds Of Awesome

In case you were having a bad morning, here’s an amazing video of Jordin Tootoo of the Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate) making a young fan’s day. It shows Tootoo, known as a tough guy around hockey, saying hi and giving his stick to a young fan as he leaves the ice before a recent game. While it’s a cool display of appreciation by Tootoo, by far the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bertuzzi out, Tootoo recalled

The injury problems for the Detroit Red Wings just keep getting worse. Detroit has a myriad of injuries at center and now their troubles have moved to the wing as Todd Bertuzzi will miss Sunday’s game against Chicago with a lower-body injury. Jordin Tootoo was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids to replace him. The Wings are already without Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings and Griffins charitable announcements/reminders galore

In the charitable news department: The Grand Rapids Griffins are holding a charitable meet-and-greet with Jordin Tootoo on Saturday and will be raising funds for Duchene Muscular Dystrophy research on Friday, but if you don't find yourself in Western Michigan this weekend, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus's Brian Beaupied notes that the Red Wings' Alumni Association...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tootoo Back To Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Jordin Tootoo from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Tootoo, 30, has skated in 50 games with the Red Wings over the last two seasons, recording eight points (3-5-8) and 83 penalty minutes. In 536 career NHL contests since 2003-04, Tootoo has totaled 133 points (49-84-133) and 808 penalty minutes in 536 games between Nashville and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tootoo Back To Detroit

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Jordin Tootoo from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Tootoo, 30, has skated in 50 games with the Red Wings over the last two seasons, recording eight points (3-5-8) and 83 penalty minutes. In 536 career NHL contests since 2003-04, Tootoo has totaled 133 points (49-84-133) and 808 penalty minutes in 536 games between Nashville...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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
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