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08:18 AM ET 03.08 | For his part, Panthers center Stephen Weiss saw wrist surgery as a last resort, which doesn't make it any easier. A pending free agent, Weiss may have played his final game with the Panthers after more than a decade with the team. Drafted fourth overall at the 2001 draft held at the Panthers' arena in Sunrise, Weiss is in his 11th season with Florida. Weiss said "he wouldn't have written" that Sunday's forgettable loss to Carolina would be his last with the Panthers. Yet, that may have been it for Weiss. And it is something that has crossed his mind. "It kind of burns at me that is how I could be going out," Weiss said. "But that's life sometimes. You have to deal with the cards you're dealt."

The Miami Herald

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March 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET

I know this is an extreme long shot since Weiss has stated he would like to hot the free market but.....An injured and unusable Weiss this year still has value, and Tallon might be able to get some kind of low conditional pick in exchange for Weiss's rights. You can't tell me that Detroit or New York or Toronto won't expend something to ensure they have exclusive rights to him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Maybe????

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March 8, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Be Wisse, Steve! Go the FA route. There'll be plenty of teams lining up for your services. Just get well and be ready to play with Pavel in Deeteroit. :-)

March 8, 2013  09:14 AM ET

so by not playing, is he now an idle-weiss?

March 8, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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so by not playing, is he now an idle-weiss?

So does that make it Hammerstein time?

March 8, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Florida. All you can say.

Hey now.

Said it three weeks ago - we've seen the last of him. He will be a Leaf, I'm betting. Too bad he won't be back this year for a deadline move and a run at the Cup. God knows he's put in the time and effort.

March 8, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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I know this is an extreme long shot since Weiss has stated he would like to hot the free market but.....An injured and unusable Weiss this year still has value, and Tallon might be able to get some kind of low conditional pick in exchange for Weiss's rights. You can't tell me that Detroit or New York or Toronto won't expend something to ensure they have exclusive rights to him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Maybe????

With realignment next year, Tallon may not want to deal with Toronto and Detroit as they'll be in the same division.

For Weiss, he may not want to sign with the Rags as that's where forwards go to die.

March 8, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Florida, where I love to vacation.

Fixed. :)

March 8, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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Maybe, maybe, but it would've helped if he actually played even remotely decent this year. Most Florida's getting for him after that sorry exhibition he called "playing hockey" is either a bloated contract or a very last round draft pick.

Weiss guy

March 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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With realignment next year, Tallon may not want to deal with Toronto and Detroit as they'll be in the same division. For Weiss, he may not want to sign with the Rags as that's where forwards go to die.

Right, but judging by his recent play he has already "died".

Your just Nash-jealous.

Scott Mellanby is available :)

March 8, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Right, but judging by his recent play he has already "died". Your just Nash-jealous.Scott Mellanby is available :)

But not Scott Gomez - he scored a goal the other night and is considered untouchable by the Sharks' brass.

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March 8, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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But not Scott Gomez - he scored a goal the other night and is considered untouchable by the Sharks' brass.

we already have forgotten and forgiven

March 8, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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I'll go to Disney World any day!

Visited the Canada exhibit at Epcot. Thumbs up to Canada for Moosehead beer and the drunken concoction known as "poutine."

March 8, 2013  09:49 AM ET
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But not Scott Gomez - he scored a goal the other night and is considered untouchable by the Sharks' brass.

They're saving him for the playoffs.

March 8, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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So does that make it Hammerstein time?

oh Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

March 8, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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They're saving him for the playoffs.

where he will tank, thus forever fitting in with this team?

 
March 8, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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where he will tank, thus forever fitting in with this team?

Thaaaat's the idea.

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