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.