If Dustin Byfuglien wants to be a forward, let him, because he's making a hash of things right now as a defenceman.

Byfuglien is talented, no doubt, and loves to bull his way into the offensive zone and create havoc. The problem is he doesn't have the ability or inclination to recover and get back into the play and protect his own goal. For a defenceman, well, that's just unforgiveable.

Byfuglien is not alone in his poor results to date, as the Jets' 0-3 record will attest, but he's an on-ice leader, and the team just has to get good play from him if they are to win games. He's not a spare part, he's a piston, and the Jets' engine just isn't firing right now.