Found December 29, 2011 on Hockey Fan Land:
  Veteran John Madden could be skating with his new teammates in Florida by the weekend.'s Scott Burnside: "The injury-riddled Florida Panthers are expected to sign center John Madden to a one-year deal as early as Thursday, a source said Wednesday ..." To be honest on surprised no one other team tried to sign the 38-year-old three-time Stanley Cup Champion John Madden to a contract long time ago... I'm aware Madden is not in the best physical condition and that he has not hit the ice since April 2. Still, I agree with his friend, Kris Versteeg who told the Miami Herald: “Mads is awesome. He’s a great person and has won three Cups. He brings leadership, effort every night and great knowledge of the game,” Versteeg said. “It’s great to have a guy like Mads come in here. It may take him three or four games to get going, but obviously you have to be confident he’ll get back into it. I’m sure everyone is going to be happy to have him. “I still can’t believe no on

Panthers Extend Mike Weaver

SUNRISE, Fla. ­ Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to a two-year contract extension with D Mike Weaver. “Mike is a high-character, hard-working defenseman who we are glad to have re-signed,” said Tallon. “He is a responsible player, who has proven to play an integral role on our penalty kill...

Video: Panthers F dropped on one punch

Rangers Basher Mike Rupp got revenge against Tomas Kopecky of the Florida Panthers by pounding him in the face hockey style. Kopecky deserved every bit of that bit down for his cheap shot in front of the goal. This is hockey at its finest! The Rangers won the game 4-1.

Florida Panthers look forward to ‘outdoors’ game

As this season’s NHL Winter Classic in Philadelphia nears, the Panthers have interest in having a game at the new Marlins’ ballpark.

Hard work by Minnesota Wild not enough in shootout loss in Nashville

This really is one of my favorite times of the year, the true tournament time in Minnesota.  Yes, the annual State Tournament is one of the big showcase, but only for the 32 teams for boys / girls in Class A and Class AA.  The holidays also brings us statewide tournaments which feature just about every team in the state.  Whether its the Schwan's Cup or the St. Paul Premier...

Looks Like John Madden Has Found A Home

via Michael Russo tweet, Hearing John Madden signs with @FlaPanthers tomorrow

Predators Hope to Regroup Against the Sliding Minnesota Wild

After the most tumultuous two days in recent Nashville Predator history, the team will search out a way to play "Predator hockey" tonight against the slumping Minnesota Wild and carve out a win to attempt to end a two game losing streak.The Preds have had an extra day to prepare for playing without Captain Shea Weber, who was ruled out of tonight's contest and is considered...

Wild fail to start new win streak in 4-2 loss to Coyotes at home

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Happy New Year's everyone!  Another year is behind us and as always people often feel compelled to put that previous year in perspective.  Was it a good year?  What would we change about if if we could?  That of course leads people to make those famous weak promises (for most who do) to ourselves with the 'New Year's Resolution.'  A time were...

Wild's losing streak ends with 4-3 win against Oilers at home

"You load sixteen tons what do you get, Another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go, I owe my soul to the company store, If you see me coming better step aside, A lot of men didn't a lot of men died, One fist of iron the other of steel, If the right one don't get you then the left one will" this song simply called...

Post-Game Notes vs. Edmonton - Dec. 29

Fridley, Minnesota-native RW Jarod Palmer scored his first career NHL goal, and RW Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored 19 seconds later, leading the Minnesota Wild past the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in front of 19,129 – the third-largest crowd of the seas...

Coyotes-Wild Preview

With plenty of scoring and even more force, the Minnesota Wild found a way to snap their losing streak. The Phoenix Coyotes are still trying to figure out how to break out of their funk. Minnesota looks to build on its first victory in nearly three weeks when it hosts a Coyotes team trying to end a season-high four-game skid Saturday night. After scoring 10 goals during an 0-5...

Wild snap skid with snippy 4-3 win over Oilers

Dany Heatley scored his third goal in four games to help the Minnesota Wild snap an eight-game winless streak and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Thursday night in a ferocious game from start to finish.

Edmonton Oilers (15-17-3) at Minnesota Wild (20-12-6), 8 p.m. (ET)

Minnesota's longest winless stretch of the season has cost it first place in the Northwest Division and now the club can't even count on a visit from Edmonton for some automatic momentum.
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