Buzz: Dustin Byfuglien’s Weight Could Make Him Untradeable

In the Winnipeg Free Press, Gary Lawless cites a report saying that Dustin Byfuglien ended this past season weighing around 300lbs and that could lead to him being un-tradeable.

Lawless writes “Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff can’t engage in trade talks with another GM and keep Byfuglien’s weight off the table until the very end — then hit his colleague with an, “oh, by the way, Buff’s a little big right now.”

Byfuglien is listed at 265 lbs and signed for three more season with a cap hit of $5.2 million.

James Mirtle tweeted “Byfuglien has always been huge. No doubt in my mind he played close to three hundy in junior and was a force. Still fell big time in draft.”

Byfuglien is a right handed shot and had 10 PP points last season, 19 the year before and 24 in 2010-11.