You meet new, good friends and all of a sudden they're gone. And it hasn't been one or two guys. We're shipping out six or seven guys a deadline. So to be here through all of that, it's hard not to think about the moment of my first playoff game. I try not to. I try to focus on one game at a time, you know, that old cliché. But it'll be a nice moment for sure to finally get in and look back at all the stuff that's gone on and that I've been the one to stick it out. It'll be worth it.
— Florida Panthers center Stephen Weiss, via the StarTribune's Michael Russo