When the Blackhawks and Canucks face off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Saturday at the United Center, Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo will be reunited with an old friend. Dustin Byfuglien's ample backside.
After a few months playing defense for the injury depleted Blackhawks, Big Buff is moving back to forward, just in time to torment his old buddy Greasy Bob.
In last years playoffs, Byfuglien's presence in front of Luongo and the Canucks net played a major role in the Hawks series victory.
"He's going to be a big-body presence and I'm going to have to fight
through it," Luongo told the Vancouver Province on
Oh yeah...he's in his head. Luongo is a supremely talented
goalie...perhaps the most talented in the league, but he's highly
emotional. When things don't go well, it gets into his head. Well,
things don't usually go well with 6-5, 257 lbs standing in front of
Make no mistake, Buff was moved back to forward SPECIFICALLY because the
Hawks are playing Luongo and Vancouver. Had the opponent been
Colorado, Detroit, LA, or anyone else, it'd be fair to assume Byfuglien
would still be patrolling the Hawks blue line.