Tootoo was a move in the right direction but Holland and company seem to believe you only need one guy to address that element of the game. I think for Tootoo to flourish he's going to need some support and I image the organization believes it is 100% addressed for the next two years. They are going to get their monies worth out of Jordan (Bless him because I'm sure he's up for it) but gd Holland if he leaves him out to dry.
Holland has a self defeating perspective when it comes to grit. He wants grit and skill in a single package (at least this is the lip service us fans get every season) but he always baulks at the market price. "We'd have liked to get X player or X player but the asking price was too high." Well, if you truly want that type of player, market price is market price!
"We got the crap run out of us,'' Babcock said. "We had May in a couple of games in exhibition and no one got hacked or whacked or touched. We donít have him and we get run. You get tired of watching that.