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09-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
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I personally know Dustin.
I have known him since he was 17.
I scouted him....saw him play 100+ games live in junior.
In junior he was a lb or 2 shy of 290 lbs.
He played for the Hawks at weights reaching 280 lbs and never was less than 258....briefly.
Most of the time on the Hawks he was 265- 278 lbs.
Regardless....he made a mistake and will pay the consequences.
He is a heck of a nice person and he will put this behind him.
As a lifelong Hawk fan I wish he was still with Chicago.
Definitely have nothing against him personally and felt bad that this happened. I knew he was up in the 260's with the Hawks, never knew he was up at 278 with the big club at any time. You obviously know better than I do so I'll take your word for it. Regardless, the entire story was surprise news. Hopefully all is well for him going forward as I have no ill will towards him and wish he was still here as well.
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