After Dale Tallon's free-agent spending spree of Summer 2011, the Florida Panthers roster had undergone an extreme makeover. Stephen Weiss and David Booth were two of the only holdovers from previous administrations, but Coach Kevin Dineen didn't believe things would get weird: "I sure hadn't forgotten about them. I don't think anyone in hockey forgot those two played for the Panthers. They are both very important to our future success here.''
Weiss is centering the Panthers' top line. David Booth … is now a Vancouver Canuck. Things got weird.
From the Canucks, a noteworthy deal on Saturday night:
Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired left wing David Booth, centre Steve Reinprecht and a third round draft pick in 2013 from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm.
Booth, 26, played 82 games with the Panthers in 2010.11 recording 23 goals and 17 assists (23-17-40) for 40 points plus ...