The report is disturbing for a number of reasons. According to Wolfson, Byfuglien refused the breath test (implying guilt), but also weighed in at a staggering 286 pounds. That’s more than 40 pounds heavier than his playing weight from last season. So not only is the big guy facing potentially significant legal issues heading into the new season, but he is apparently grossly out of shape. Byfuglien’s size has mostly been a boon for the winger/defender in the NHL, but there comes a point where pure girth is no longer beneficial.
More as things unfold.