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Byfuglien Enjoying The Defensive End

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

This is no Jekyll and Hyde. This is certainly no Sybil. This is Dustin Byfuglien, a man as simple and straightforward as his name is baffling: Try “buff-lynn” …

And yet, consider the twists: Born to a mother of Norwegian heritage and an Afro-American father, raised in the United States but came to Canada to play his sport, drafted as a defenceman, blossomed as a forward, returned to defence.

And happy as a clam.

“I kind of cracked a smile,” said the man challenging for the NHL lead in scoring by defence when he was told earlier this summer that he would be changing positions.

So improbable did such a change seem that, in some tallies, his 13 points on four goals and nine assists have been listed under leading scorers forward rather than defence, where he has been playing all fall for the surprising Atlanta Thrashers…

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