Evgeny Kuznetsov demonstrates the best way to pass it to Bulis (VIDEO)

We don’t normally feature the exploits of Jan Bulis on this site — just his likeness and name, thank you very much — but occasionally something happens that a blog named “Pass it to Bulis” can’t ignore. Last week, it was when a Russian reporter made Bulis aware that we existed during an interview.

This week, it’s the best pass to Bulis you’re probably ever going to see.

Monday night, Traktor Chelyabinsk winger Evgeny Kuznetsov set Bulis by deking Salavat Yulaev defender Vitaly Atyushov with an inside-outside dangle, then circling around behind the net and feeding Bulis in the crease for a tap-in. It was amazing. This, my friends, is how you pass it to Bulis. (Goal at 3:45):

Our deepest sympathies to Atyushov on being made to look like the computer on easy mode.

And our deepest gratitude to Kuznetsov. This is helpful. For over a year now, we’ve been embroiled in a heated debate with Carolina Hurricanes forward Anthony Stewart over the merits of passing it to Bulis. He thinks it’s anathema. We think it’s chicken soup for the soul.

Now, we finally have evidence of the good that can come of it.

s/t to Puck Daddy.


  1. Matt
    September 27, 2012

    Watching these highlights makes me wish the NHL would move to larger ice.

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  2. SteveB
    September 27, 2012

    I await the Breakdowning with bated breath.

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  3. BornSlaming
    September 27, 2012

    I feel that for the durration of the lockout PITB should cover the trials and tribulations of Jan Bullis and the entire Traktor Chelyabinsk team. I would read every “I watched this game” you post; and comments, you bet.

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  4. Rituro
    September 27, 2012

    *baited. But yes. Good golly, yes, would it be some sort good blog karma to Breakdown a Pass It To Bulis.

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  5. chicken hawk
    September 27, 2012

    the cheer leaders have it all over the green men, someone should teach these guys how to fight, and the pass to bulis was brilliant.

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  6. John in Marpole
    September 27, 2012

    I, would like to know what the commentators were talking about when the camera was on the cheerleaders…

    And it is nice to see that the Russians have considerably upgraded their broadcast quality.

    Watching the TSN replay of Russia/Canada game 8 yesterday brought back memories of trying to actually see what was going on while watching the game live on a small TV in the gymnasium of Balmoral Junior High in North Van 40 years ago.

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