Dustin Byfuglien Posts

McKenzie: Winnipeg is actively trying to sign Byfuglien

TSN Hockey Insider joined the TSN 1200 Ottawa Senators pregame show and was asked about the pending UFA Status of Winnipeg Jets Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd:

“I don’t think there has been a lot of dialogue with Ladd, although the lines of communication are open. Both sides understand where each side is at, they know the gap they are dealing with and it remains to be seen whether anyone chooses to close that gap. At this point, it doesn’t appear that’s the case”.

“The sense does seem to be that Dustin Byfuglien is the player that Winnipeg is actively trying to sign. But whether they’re able to do that; that determination probably won’t be made for a while. I can assure you of this, if they determine they can’t sign Dustin Byfuglien, or Byfuglien is not prepared to sign back for what Winnipeg is offering, and he becomes available in trade. That’s the big buzz in terms of a rental that would generate significant interest amongst a lot of the big boys in the National Hockey League looking for a big boy like Byfuglien.”

Listen to the full interview at TSN.ca

Dustin Byfuglien is bigger and stronger than everyone part 2

Dustin Byfuglien treats NHL players like ragdolls

See Part 1 here

1. Luke Gadzic

2. Jason Spezza

3. John Mitchell

4. Francois Beauchemin

5. Corey Perry

6. Patrik Berglund

7. Brayden Schenn

 

The Winnipeg Jets 8-2 win over the Florida Panthers was amazing on so many levels

It was an incredible night on Tuesday at MTS Centre. Most importantly the Winnipeg Jets won the game by a score of 8-2 in their quest for a playoffs. The Jets now have a record of 22-14-8 for 52 points, putting them 4th in the Central Division.

Mathieu Perreault scored a hat trick – The franchise went 287 games without a hat trick until Bryan Little ended the streak on December 5 vs. Colorado. It took only 16 games after Bryan Little completed the feat for Mathieu Perreault to follow it up for a hat trick of his own. He finished the game with four goals, which we’ll get to later.

Dustin Byfuglien continued to dominate – The Jets were so close to dual hat tricks as Byfuglien had scored two goals in the second period and added in an assist for good measure. Big Buff continued where he left off after the weekend when he steamrolled Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings along with Francois Beauchemin and Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks. Byfuglien was recently named to the NHL’s All-Star team and has been on fire since moving to defense recording 17 points in his last 18 games.

Paul Maurice recorded his 500th career win – In exactly one year since he took the job as Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets Paul Maurice earned his 500th career win and has lead the team 40-26-13 since he took the job which would put them in a playoff spot over an 82 game season.

Michael Hutchinson won again – He allowed two goals on 27 shots improving his record to 12-4-2. The Jets rookie has been phenomenal this season as his 2.00 GAA & .931 SV rank 2nd & 3rd in the NHL.

Gail McDonald almost won $1 million – The “Safeway Score and Win” promotion runs during every Winnipeg Jets game, if a Jets player scores five goals, the drawn name will have a shot at winning $1 million. Matthieu Perreault was able to get four before the third period, and had a prime chance to score the fifth goal in the third period but was unable to beat former Jet Al Montoya on a breakaway (video above). She joined the TSN 1290 postgame show with Rick Ralph & Trevor Kidd and seemed to take the loss quite well.

And finally...this guy

Aaron Merke, a comedian has since been identified as the man in the video.

The Jets hit the road for a tough set of back to back games in Dallas and Chicago on Thursday and Friday as they continue to fight for playoff in the Western Conference.

Dustin Byfuglien is bigger and stronger than everyone

Listed at 6’5″ 260lbs, Dustin Byfuglien is one of the biggest players in the NHL. Once in a while Buff displays his Super Human Strength on the ice turning an opponent into a crash test dummy. The highlights below are just some examples from the 2014-15 season.

On Saturday night vs. the LA Kings the Roseau, MN native took out Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar, in what looked like the flick of a finger.

Routine body-checks become violent collisions due to Byfuglien’s size combined with the speed he can generate while on the ice. Number 33 is often called for penalties that are a direct result of him being much bigger than his opponents. On the play above Big Buff got two minutes for hooking.

Back in October one of the loudest cheers at the MTS Centre was after Byfuglien flattened Tyson Barrie and then dropped an incoming Avalanche player looking to defend his teammate. Buff was sent to the penalty box for two minutes for “roughing”.

Earlier in December the recently named NHL All Star injured Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund after hip tossing him into the boards. Buff received two minutes for interference, Granlund received a broken wrist and a minimum 4 weeks on the injured list.

Dustin Byfuglien has elevated his play since being moved to defense and plays like the ones above are just some of the reasons why he is a favourite among Jets fans often bringing the MTS Centre crowd to it’s feet.

Dustin Byfuglien throws his weight around

Not many players in the NHL can display this kind of strength on the ice