January 9, 2013
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien fit, ready to 'go to work'Plays coy with weight
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
WINNIPEG - Dustin Byfuglien had a feeling he was going to be asked about his weight, but the Winnipeg Jets defenceman played coy and he left his questioners wondering.
Byfuglien was among the players who joined the skate at MTS Iceplex on Wednesday morning and the first query was about whether he lost too much weight during the off-season.
“Not really, I stayed right around the same,” said Byfuglien.
The natural follow up question was, what is the same for you?
“You guys always want to know that,” said Byfuglien, who had been skating and working out for the past few months back in Minnesota. “You’ll never get it.”
Byfuglien may have played it coy with what he’s actually tipping the scales at right now, but he made it clear he was eager for the season to get going.
“It’s time to go to work,” said Byfuglien. “It doesn’t matter, I don’t really have a choice. You’ve got to go. I feel all right.”
On Tuesday, Jets captain Andrew Ladd joked that 50 games migh