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There Goes Some Income

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

In case you haven’t heard, the Fort Lauderdale law firm RRA isn’t having a very good week.

One of its founders is accused of bilking hundreds of millions of dollars from the firm and from clients. He flew to Morocco (apparently to avoid extradition) but returned to Lauderdale yesterday.

So what does this have to do with hockey?

Well, RRA is a huge sponsor of South Florida sports teams including the Dolphins, Heat and of course, the Panthers.

Word is the team is trying to separate itself from the scandal. I’m also hearing the law firm hasn’t paid off the team for its signage and sponsorships since it’s so early in the season. And now, with the firm’s funds down to about $500,000, that’s a check that isn’t coming.

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Booth Still Experiencing Concussion Symptoms

via Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,

Update on David Booth: He’s coming along slowly and is expected to be at Incredible Ice tommorrow, but still has some post-concussion symptoms.

“It’s going to be baby steps here as we go forward,” Pete said. “It’s too early to really be testing him on anything. With any kind of concussion like that, the first thing to do is to get rid of all the symptoms. Once he’s symptom free you can start trying some different things and we’re not to that stage yet.”

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Majority Owner Of Panthers May Step Down

from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald,

Unable to complete a sale of the team to an outside group, Panthers owner Alan Cohen is in serious discussions to step down as general partner and allow two of the team’s minority owners to run the NHL franchise, a source said Friday.

Cliff Viner and Stuart Siegel—two deep-pocketed Palm Beach County-based businessmen—have talked to the Panthers about increasing their ownership stakes and running the team, according to a league source briefed on the discussions.

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David Booth Update

via George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

David Booth met with his teammates and then the media on Tuesday. DeBoer gave him a warm greeting. Basically Booth says he gets bad headaches and can only read or watch tv for five minutes at a time. He has cuts on his nose and a bad black right eye. He says he doesn’t remember much but has seen replays of the hit. He was very diplomatic and would not say whether he thought the hit was dirty, nor if Mike Richards should be suspended. Booth also said that Richards text messaged him yesterday wishing him a quick recovery. Booth says he hasn’t replied yet, saying he gets headaches when he texts.

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David Booth Released From Hospital

SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that LW David Booth has been released from a downtown Philadelphia hospital this morning after suffering a concussion in the second period of last night’s game between Florida and Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center. He returns to South Florida today, where his condition will be monitored by Florida team medical personnel. A further update on his status will be available later this week.

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Reactions To Richards Hit On Booth

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren defended Richards and called out Sexton, saying, “Randy should watch more hockey games.”

“It was a good hit,” Holmgren said. “I don’t see how they can (suspend him). Mike was doing his job. He was back tracking, he caught up to the play. His feet never left the ice. David Booth turned his head or it would have been a shoulder on shoulder hit. It’s a physical game and sometimes these things happen.

“Everybody in the league knows Mike isn’t a dirty player. He’s a player every team in the league covets.”...

Several Panthers were angered by the hit and said they thought Richards should be suspended.

“This is the same stuff we’re trying to put an end to,” Panthers defenseman Keith Ballard said. “He tried to hurt him. I understand it’s a split-second decision, but you’d think he’d have more respect than that. … He’s a good player and he plays hard and we respect that, but he did the exact same thing to (Thrashers forward) Colby Armstrong a few years ago.

Mike Richards is a good honest player, except when he does (stuff) like that and he’s done it before.

more and to watch the hit, click here.

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Update On David Booth

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Florida Panthers winger David Booth is alert and moving after being taken off the ice on a stretcher after a hard hit to the head from Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards on Saturday night.

Booth, 25, remained motionless on the ice after the dangerous hit administered by the Flyers star. Booth was taken to Pennsylvania Hospital in south Philadelphia where he was expected to remain at least until Sunday.

Team athletic trainer Steve Dischiavi rode to the hospital with Booth and will remain with him until he can return to South Florida. The Panthers boarded a jet soon after Saturday’s game.

‘‘They are doing a whole host of tests just to make sure everything is OK,’’ said general manager Randy Sexton. ‘‘I don’t know [if Booth had a concussion]. It’s too early to tell. The injury just happened. We’ll have a much clearer picture in the morning. He was moving his extremities and was awake when he left the ice.’‘

continued including Mike Richards comments…

In case you haven’t watched the hit, you can see it here.

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David Booth Taken Off Ice On A Stretcher

Mike Richards of the Flyers caught David Booth of the Panthers with his head down after Booth made a pass just over the offensive blueline.

Went frame by frame on the reply, no elbow but Booth’s head but Richard’s shoulder did connect with Booth’s head.

Richards got a five and a game misconduct.

Randy Sexton, GM of the Panthers called it a late and dirty hit during the 2nd period intermission.

added 9:05pm, You decide by watching the video…

added 11:03pm, HD video of the hit below the first video…

added 10:06pm, via George Richards via On Frozen Pond,

David Booth will remain in Philly but the good news is he is awake and has movement in his extremities. Radek Dvorak may be out for a while with what looks like a left knee injury.

 

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David Booth Puck Toss

Last night, David Booth losses his stick so he decides to grab the puck and toss it out of his zone.

Sorry David, two minutes for you.

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Another Rumor Bites The Dust

from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,

First the news about the Nathan Horton rumor. I hate to even give credence to a report that doesn’t cite a single source—named or anonymous—but I know y’all are curious after the Ottawa Sun reported the Panthers are trying to trade Horton.

So I asked GM Randy Sexton about it this morning. He told me “there is no shred of truth” to the report, that it was “absolutely” made up and that he hasn’t contacted teams, nor have any contacted him, about trading Horton.

And Sexton didn’t sound like an executive just throwing out the routine denial you often hear when there’s such speculation. He was vehement it wasn’t true. Personally, I believe him.

Horton has a goal in each of the past two games after going without a goal the first four games. Like Sexton, Coach Pete DeBoer isn’t unhappy with Horton. DeBoer said today Horton “has played some real good hockey here for us” and that the No. 1 line as a whole has played well even though Horton, Weiss and Booth don’t have many points to show for it and are a combined minus-16.

continue for more on the Panthers…

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