Dustin Byfuglien is the answer on right wing for Jets

Dustin Byfuglien would prefer to play defence but the Jets need a scoring winger badly and he can...

Dustin Byfuglien would prefer to play defence but the Jets need a scoring winger badly and he can do that for them.

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:27 PM ET

MONTREAL - Since the cavalry didn’t arrive in the form of a trade, it looks like Claude Noel has no choice but to have Dustin Byfuglien play forward for the foreseeable future.

To be perfectly clear, I’m not calling for this as a permanent move.

Byfuglien’s best position is defence, but with only 10 games left in the regular season, this looks like the best available option.

The calls for Byfuglien to play forward have sparked a debate that doesn’t figure to be quieting down anytime soon.

Until the Jets are able to address the limited productivity from two-thirds of the second line, moving Byfuglien from defence to right wing provides the best chance to spark a stagnant offence that has been held to 17 goals over the past 10 games.

During that span, the Jets have given up 34 goals, as the Jets won only three of those contests.

The Jets will attempt to snap a four-game losing skid on Thursday against a Montreal Canadiens team that is battling for


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