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Byfuglien gets under Varlamov’s skin as Avs lose in OT

Dec 30, 2013, 9:19 AM EST

Sunday’s contest between Winnipeg and Colorado ended in stunning fashion with Jets forward Blake Wheeler netting the deciding goal in the dying seconds of overtime. That’s not the only thing that was happening though.

Let’s start with a look at that buzzer beater:

From those angles, it might be hard to get the full picture of what else was occurring. Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien appeared to be shoving at goaltender Semyon Varlamov as the puck went in. After the goal, Byfuglien pushed Varlamov and the goaltender responded by trying to whack him with his stick as he went away.

You can get a better look at that below:

Meanwhile, the Avalanche are now 9-9-4 since their 14-2-0 start. They are winless in their last four contests going into Tuesday’s match against Columbus.

  1. mathieug79 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Big Buff should be suspended, zero respect. Your team scores a winner, there’s no need for that crap after a goal.

    • upper90cheese - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      Byfuglien is lucky he isn’t a woman

      • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

        The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        Stormy, Mr. Varlamov was NOT acquitted. There was no trial because the prosecutor was not sure about having enough evidence to win the case. It means Mr Varlamov will not have a criminal record, but it does not mean he did not physically abuse the woman in his life. He is however, now “known to police.”

    • beyor35 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      Not a fan of either team and don’t particularly like byfuglien but to think that he should be suspended for that is just plain dumb… This is coming from a goalie too…

  2. esracerx46 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Cheap? Yes. Poor sportsmanship? Yep, absolutely.

    I don’t Like what Byfuglien did, but by no means is it suspension worthy. Looks like Varlamov has have a bit of a temper to him……

    • cofran2004 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      Big Buff is lucky Semyon wasn’t wearing his stompin’ boots…

      • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

        The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        See, it’s easy to not be accused of domestic abuse, so…. I don’t see that happening. Ready? Here comes my advice:

        Don’t put yourself in a situation where you could be accused of beating the crap out of your girlfriend/wife.

        He deserves every bit of the criticism. If I’m being honest, I don’t believe the charges. But 99% of the NHL’s players aren’t charged with beating their significant others. Nor has anyone in my family, or any families I know personally.

        So yeah… I’m gonna make fun of him for it. Get over it, hoss.

  3. markelavs123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Why didnt any Avs player stand up for varlamov is what I’m mad about. Varlamov should have whacked him harder

    • pandorasdadca - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Why? Valarmov has no problem hitting people himself.

      • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

        The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        Stormy, I can copy/paste too. Mr. Varlamov was NOT acquitted. There was no trial because the prosecutor was not sure about having enough evidence to win the case. It means Mr Varlamov will not have a criminal record, but it does not mean he did not physically abuse the woman in his life. He is however, now “known to police.”

    • esracerx46 - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      That’s what Varlamov allegedly said to his girlfriend.

      • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

        The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:05 PM

        Stormy, I can copy/paste too. Mr. Varlamov was NOT acquitted. There was no trial because the prosecutor was not sure about having enough evidence to win the case. It means Mr Varlamov will not have a criminal record, but it does not mean he did not physically abuse the woman in his life. He is however, now “known to police.”

  4. joejacks - Dec 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Avs need some like the Sheriff, Scott Parker to take care of business. That is a difference from this team to the 01 team.

    • esracerx46 - Dec 30, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      That’s the ONLY difference?

      • davekillercarlson - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        They said “That is a difference.” “A” means one thing, possibly of many, not the only thing. Reading comprehension must be a problem for you.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Byfuglien is lucky he’s not a girl .. ..

    • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

      The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • cofran2004 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        Dude, how many times have you copied and pasted this?

        The troll is strong with this one….

  6. thomasvanek - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I can only suspect that this has to do something between them off of the ice. Or maybe he just doesn’t like women abusers. Those are the only two explanations in my head.

    • cofran2004 - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      “Or maybe he just doesn’t like women abusers.”

      Seems like a pretty decent explanation to me, and if its true, it makes me like big buff a little more than i did previously. Which was quite a bit… helluva player.

  7. cliffatola - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    I doubt Varly is going to beat on him like he did his girlfriend.

    • storminator16 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      I hope you are accused by someone of transgressions and then subsequently acquitted. We’d (all of us on the Interwebs because we are all bros and equally unimportant) throw a party for you. First keg is on me. Its cool.

      The Interwebs is so cool! The Court of Public Opinions (i.e., Lowest Common Denominator Central) is just so cool! My mind is blown.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        Stormy, I can copy/paste too. Mr. Varlamov was NOT acquitted. There was no trial because the prosecutor was not sure about having enough evidence to win the case. It means Mr Varlamov will not have a criminal record, but it does not mean he did not physically abuse the woman in his life. He is however, now “known to police.”

  8. robwhite2003 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    yeah, he’s a punk, and how is that not goalie interference?

  9. kingcobraman - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    it seems like the big goof (buff) always has a little something going with the goalies…

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