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Video: Versteeg helps Mike Weaver celebrate new contract

Mike Weaver

A rubber rat thrown by a fan lies at the feet of Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Weaver following the Panthers’ NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in Dallas. The Panthers won 6-0. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


We here at PHT would like to wish Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Weaver a hearty congratulations for his new two-year contract worth $1.1 million per season. It’s a good deal for the Panthers who were able to lock-up a 20 minute per game defenseman for a low cap hit. From the player’s perspective, the deal offers a little more security for a guy that has bounced between four teams over the course of his decade long NHL career. It’s a win-win deal that pulls another potential free agent off the market this summer.

Good thing Weaver earned a new contract to keep a smile on his face, because Kris Versteeg helped him “celebrate” the occasion during a pregame interview. The ol’ shaving cream in the face gag never gets old. When was the last season that we saw the Florida Panthers having this much fun after almost 40 games?

Obvious guy says: Winning is fun.