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    Default Byfuglien leave of absence - contemplating walking away from the game.

    https://www.tsn.ca/byfuglien-s-caree...jets-1.1367484

    Byfuglien, 34, would become the fifth defenceman to play at last half of last season’s games to not return this year, including , , and .

    In the absence of those four, Byfuglien – Winnipeg’s leader in average ice time for each of the last four seasons – was going to be counted on to bite off an even bigger chunk of the game.

    Byfuglien has missed 53 games over the last two seasons. His battle with injuries (including a concussion last season) makes you wonder if Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s decision to step away from the NFL at 29 at the apex of his career in August had any impact on his thought process.

    Byfuglien would potentially be walking away from $14 million in salary if he retired. He has earned more than $66 million in his career, according to CapFriendly.com.
    Quality of life versus the game and $$$

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    He had the whole offseason and he didn't figure out if he wanted to quit? Odd.
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    I've always been a fan of his game. It would be a shame for hockey if he decides to retire, but I hope he does what's best for him.

    The Jets are quickly sinking into a hole (in the ice).

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    Sad to see Buff retire. He's always been a great competitor and fun to watch. ;(
    So many times, it was such fun to see players move out of the way when they saw him coming their way.
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    Bye-Byfuglien

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