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How will Dustin Byfuglien’s extension effect the Jets?

Recently it was announced that the Winnipeg Jets signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year extension with an AAV of $7.6 million, bringing the contract to a total of $38 million. It was a number that had been bandied about for quite some time as the team was trying to come to terms with the big defenseman. While this is a good move for Byfuglien, where does this put the rest of the...
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Should the Dustin Byfuglien deal change the Rangers’ approach with Keith Yandle?

Through the end of January, it seemed to be a sure bet that the Rangers were going to trade Keith Yandle. The club has Ryan McDonagh and Marc Staal locked into long-term deals and have Brady Skjei –their 2012 1st round pick– knocking at the door. That’s a pretty crowded left side. Getting the most […] The post Should the Dustin Byfuglien deal change the Rangers’ approach...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

I guess the Jets aren’t big time sellers

NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 29: Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets speaks during Media Day for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets are not very good this year, but they have a few players that are extremely talented. Usually, in these situations, a team tries to...
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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Dustin Byfuglien: How It Impacts NHL Trade Deadline

The NHL trade deadline will be a little less exciting thanks to the Winnipeg Jets. The Manitoba franchise signed No. 1 defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension worth $38 million Monday, thus taking the top trade target, at least among blueliners, off the market. Byfuglien is an exciting player — his immense size, offensive skill and physical play make him...
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Jets sign Byfuglien to five-year, $38 million contract extension

The Winnipeg Jets' contract dilemma just became significantly more clear.The Jets announced today that they have signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year, $38 million deal.The deal will carry a $7.6 million cap hit through the 2020-21 season.This contract extension essentially means that the Jets will likely part with Andrew Ladd. Ladd and Byfuglien both entered this season on the...
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Jets sign Byfuglien to $38 million, five-year extension

The Winnipeg Jets have announced they've signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a $38 million, five-year extension. Byfuglien was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and would've been one of the hottest commodities ahead of the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline. Instead, the 30-year-old will be part of the young Jets' long-term future. Byfuglien has 15 goals and 17 assists...
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Kings reportedly interested in Jets' Dustin Byfuglien

The Los Angeles Kings have returned to legitimate Stanley Cup contender status this season after surprisingly missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs during the 2014-15 campaign. L.A. has led the Pacific Division all season thanks to its typical strong defensive play, stellar goaltending and much-improved power play. Still, there is a need on the Kings blue line for another top-four-caliber...
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Dustin Byfuglien tricks his way to a center ice goal

Poor Louis Domingue. The Coyotes goalie thought that Dustin Byfuglien was going to dump the puck in the corner last night. And with good reason … Byfuglien acted as if he was going to dump it. But Domingue didn’t have the option of reading this viral story after the fact, where he would have been warned: “You won’t believe what happens next”: Byfuglien had to be slightly...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new set-up, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible,...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Byfuglien elbows Gallagher in the head

I have already written a couple times this year about the hitting prowess of Dustin Byfuglien. He is essentially a mack truck on ice skates. You definitely do not want to get in his way. His latest victim is Brendan Gallagher, who is 5’9 180 lbs. The hit is going to be looked at by the Department of Player Safety. Byfuglien is bigger than Gallagher and seems to use it to his...
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November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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