Word came today that Predators agitator Jordin Tootoo signed a two-year contract extension, for $1.95 million total. It's a well-deserved extension, as Toots has rounded out his game admirably this season, and has been at the top of the Predators in terms of Penalty Plus/Minus, meaning that he's added discipline to his aggressive physical game. Newspaper editors everywhere will surely be chastising general manager David Poile for being so stingy he couldn't cough up a mere $50K more, so that the headlines could read, "Tootoo Gets Two For Two."
Mrs. Forechecker and I are going to have get a babysitter and head out for a nice dinner Saturday night, which is Tootoo's birthday (February 2nd, or 2/2, don't you know?). No, we're not obsessed fans of #22, that's just the anniversary of the day we met ages ago, so we always celebrate Groundhog's Day rather than Valentines Day.