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Dustin Byfuglien On His Future

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

The question posed to Dustin Byfuglien at Friday’s All-Star media availability was a simple one, if not obvious.

Assuming that the dollars and term are equal around the NHL, is his preference to remain in Winnipeg?

Byfuglien’s answer did not exactly sound like a ringing endorsement.

“I just want to put on a jersey, to be honest with you,” Byfuglien said. “I don’t mind Winnipeg at all. It’s close to home for me - it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to play by home. There’s so many good things that I like about Winnipeg. I can do my outdoor stuff that I love to do.

“I have no problem being up there.”

Byfuglien’s laid-back style can sometimes cloud his intended impact, and it’s dangerous to read too much into one quote. But saying “I have no problem being up there” is different than “I want to be there.”


from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

Most notable was Byfuglien's acknowledgement his future as a Jet will likely be determined by the team's play over the next few weeks.

If the Jets make a run at a playoff spot, he'll probably stay.

If they don't, the thinking goes, he could just as likely find himself swapped before the trade deadline at the end of February.

"That's just it, the team goes up on a good spree for a little bit and then things change, their mindset changes,” Byfuglien told reporters in the Music City. “But then you have a slow couple weeks and you get down, things turn again. It's been a little bit of a roller-coaster."

It shouldn't be.

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff shouldn't even be considering life without No. 33. He has too big an impact on games, and on his teammates.


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duhduhduh's avatar

Cmon, what did you want: I sleep every night with a picture of Winnipeg under my pillow?  They’ve been casually shopping him for a while now.

Posted by duhduhduh on 01/30/16 at 08:52 AM ET

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