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2 Minutes For: Weiss & NHL Gold Rush

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
     
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Good news in that leading scorer Stephen Weiss was working out Wednesday morning at BankAtlantic Center. Weiss, who had cartilage surgery on his right wrist after the season, said the surgery “went well” and is expecting to have the cast removed from his wrist next week.
 
Others working out this week at the BankAtlantic Center include Brett McLean, Ville Peltonen, Cory Stillman, Craig Anderson and defenseman Colby Robak, the Panthers second-round pick (46th overall) at the 2008 Entry Draft.
 
There’ll be more on Robak this week on floridapanthers.com, as well as Craig Anderson.
 
Other stuff:
 
If you didn’t make it through the fires on I-75 to check out the Florida Everblades, it’s too late. They were eliminated Tuesday night from the East Coast Hockey League playoffs by South Carolina.
 
The NHL remains good business. Jim Balsillie, the Blackberry billionaire who won’t go away, has offered $212.5 million to buy the Phoenix Coyotes. The catch with Balsillie is he wants to move the franchise to Southern Ontario, something Commish Gary Bettman has said he’s not interested in doing.
 
Balsillie isn’t the only billionaire interested in buying into the NHL. Alexander Medvedev, owner of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, said in Switzerland at the World Championships that he’s looking into spending a little change on an NHL team. Medvedev said he’s short-listed three teams. “It’s a very strange situation when real hockey (cities) like Quebec don’t have an NHL team,” he told the Canadian Press.
 
Ovechkin leads Crosby when it comes to who you would chose to lead your team the next five years. Seems some you of you think Crosby is a whiner after his ‘hat’ comments. Send your pick to josephd@floridapanthers.com.
 
Tonight: Caps at Pens, Bruins at Carolina.
 
Just thinking of original Panther Jesse Belanger and his colorful agent, Fred Simpson.
 
Song of the day: Helmethead (great hockey song), by Great Big Sea. Download it.
 
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