If you've been wondering what all the fuss is about in regard to Dustin Byfuglien and why the Winnipeg Jets care so much about him and his game, you got your answer Monday night.

Punishing, defensive, judicious and opportunistic describe Byfuglien's game and there was plenty of evidence to back an argument for calling him the best player on the ice. For both teams.

"This was Dustin's best game with the Jets," said head coach Claude Noel. "He's got a lot of tools. He can be a great player, not just for us but in this league. He can be outstanding."

There's been more ink spilled in the papers and more cell phone minutes racked up calling sports radio on the subject of Big Buff this season than any other.