The Stanley Cup Final continues but that means only two teams are left standing; the others are resigned to looking forward to the draft and free-agency period that will begin almost immediately upon completion of the Final.
That means it’s time to weigh in on the free agents who will hit the open market on July 5. All along it’s been assumed Panthers center Stephen Weiss will be one of them, and one of the more coveted players on the open market (read what you will about the state of the market). But the ship has not completely sailed out of Florida yet, according to Elliotte Friedman.
“The Florida Panthers and Stephen Weiss are talking about seeing if they can get a contract extension done. The Panthers are taking another run at getting this.”
Source: Brian Stubits, CBS Sports