Found December 29, 2011 on Hockey Fan Land:
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  Veteran John Madden could be skating with his new teammates in Florida by the weekend. ESPN.com'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
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