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Sweet Home, Sunrise

The Panthers hold their first practice at the Broward County (insert corporate name here) Arena in Sunrise this morning after a rough seven city trip (training camp opened in Vail). The guys seemed OK about the travel -- especially Stephen Weiss, a guy who gets it, more on that later -- but it's hard to believe all the flying didn't take a toll. Miami Heat charter jet or not. The team has two weeks at home now so they have plenty of time to put things together. OK, on Weiss. When asked about the travel, he basically said it's a joy to be a professional hockey player and he feels lucky and blessed to be able to fly around the country and play hockey. To paraphrase, he said it was better than having a real job. Yeah, he gets it.Arenafront