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.
With their mothers traveling on the road trip — Matt Bartkowski‘s mom, Beth, has become a cult hero in Vancouver after another priceless media interview — the Canucks took back-to-back wins, moving them right back into the thick of the playoff fight in the Western Conference.
Up by a goal in the third period, defenseman Alex Biega played the hero, pulling the puck out of the crease after it got by Ryan Miller on a backhand shot from Kyle Chipchura, maintaining Vancouver’s lead.
Phaneuf burned on Zetterberg game-winner in Sens debut
“I put my stick there, he put (the puck) under and he made a good shot. I’ve got to have a better stick in that situation, but you’ve got to give him credit for that play.”
Phaneuf finished the night with a minus-one rating and two hits in almost 22 minutes of ice time, putting him second among Sens defensemen in that category behind Erik Karlsson, who played a whopping 33:30.
Phaneuf drilled Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser with a hard slap shot early in the third period.
DeKeyser played one more shift — all of 10 seconds — before exiting the game.
Blashill says DeKeyser has a bruise, not a break. Will know more tomorrow, but probably day-to-day