He has become an easy target. A big, 6-5, 260-plus-pound target with the proverbial bull's-eye in bright red on his back.

But, just for the record, there a few things that need to be clarified:

-- Dustin Byfuglien is NOT responsible for the ongoing financial crisis in Greece;

-- Dustin Byfuglien should in no way be linked to Iran's apparent acquisition of nuclear weapons technology;

-- And if traffic was lousy this morning, the garbage collection crew missed your house in the weekly pickup, or your kid came home with an F in algebra, then we can pretty much assure you that the guy wearing No. 33 and occasionally playing defence for the Winnipeg Jets had absolutely nothing to do with it.