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Dustin Byfuglien weighs in on his conditioning

Jan 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien saw his conditioning come into question over the summer when he was spotted looking a bit out of shape at Dave Bolland‘s wedding.

With training camps about to open, Byfuglien was in Winnipeg today to explain himself, sort of, as Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press shared.

On his weight from over the summer: “I stayed right around the same.”

On what his weight is: “You guys always want to know that. You’ll never get it.”
(The team lists it as 265 pounds on its website.)

On his condition at the moment: “I guess it’s time to go to work. It doesn’t matter. I don’t have a choice. You have to go. It’s alright. I feel fine.”

For what it’s worth, Byfuglien did spend a good part of the lockout working out and skating with other pros in Minnesota. Never mind that his listed weight is likely exaggerated a bit south of where he’s at normally anyways, but hey, you wear an unflattering suit and all hell breaks loose. I guess Big Buff knows what it’s like to be a Hollywood starlet on the red carpet now.

  1. clawedjeroo28 - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Love the article title, very clever

  2. shortsxit34 - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    He *has* to go…he doesn’t have a choice….it doesn’t matter… ?
    He sure doesn’t sound thrilled to be back to playing.

    And he won’t ever tell us his weight? Is he a woman?

  3. mclovinhockey - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    he stayed around the same weight??? well muscle does weight more than fat

  4. orangeandblack67 - Jan 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    I always liked Buff except during the 2010 finals (a little bias). The only people who should complain about his weight are those stuck between him and the boards.

  5. lordfletcher - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    I ran into Byfug this summer walking from the bar near the GV golf course getting some “off sale” beer, and back to his golf cart… coolest moment meeting a hockey player… I rolled down my window, yelled his name, he walked over and gave me a ripping high 5. and then he cracked open his case of beer and played golf..

    What an amazing 15 seconds LOL! :) Dustin is awesome and who gives a F about his weight. Dude is a beast of a hockey player

  6. williplett - Jan 10, 2013 at 3:27 AM

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