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Play Byfuglien Up Front & Remember The Teemu Trade

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Matty’s Short Shifts:

• Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien is the most unique player in the NHL, but nobody can convince me he’s a true NHL defenceman. True, he misses the creative Tobias Enstrom, who covers up a lot of mistakes, but Big Buf is a forward masquerading as a blue-liner. Stick him in front of an opposing net and he’s a terror. Play him on the point on the power play with his ripper (100 shots so far this season), but play him on the wing at even strength.

• If Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray is actually listening to pitches from teams on Bobby Ryan, he should take a trip down memory lane and ask former Jets GM John Paddock if he’d like a do-over on that trade of a young Teemu Selanne to the Ducks for Oleg Tverdovsky and Chad Kilger. I don’t think that one turned out too well.

much more from Matheson…

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  Tags: dustin+byfuglien, teemu+selanne


Evilpens's avatar

BJ’s Pens Geographic Rivals ??? UMMM NO !!! Detroit is more of a rival than the BJ’s wil;l ever be & Pgh & Philly are in the same state but it’s a Big State ?? I Guess Matheson picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue

Posted by Evilpens on 12/04/11 at 11:47 AM ET

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