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My Favorite Subplot Of Winnipeg-Vegas Is People Trying To Hit Dustin Byfuglien And Getting Demolished

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Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is a big boy. Listed at 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, I would call him an immovable object if not for the fact that he’s usually moving toward you. And it’s gonna go badly for you.

Hell, it’s gonna go badly for you even if you’re the one with all the momentum. From Game 1, here’s Alex Tuch—at 6-foot-4 and 222, no small fry—trying to hit Byfuglien when he should be off-balance.


After Game 1, Vegas’s Ryan Reaves (6-foot-1, 225 pounds, and one of the league’s notorious hard hitters) was asked about a collision with Byfuglien. This transcript is excellent reading, but it cuts off before the last Q and A.

The missing exchange?


Yeah, about that. Last night, in Vegas’s 3-1 Game 2 win, Reaves took a run at Big Buff:


Don’t try to knock Dustin Byfuglien off his skates. It’s just not gonna happen.

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