Nathan Horton was mobbed after Wednesday's morning skate, taking on those of us from the local media (that's my white recorder in the front) as well as the Boston media (that's Quebec Jack to the right).
I know no one here wants to hear any of this, but Horton looks like a different player in Boston -- on and off the ice.
He appears to be in a good spot. He's relaxed, he's smiling all the time. He's having fun playing hockey. I don't know if that's always been the case.
But, that said, it was probably time he moved on. He didn't want to be here anymore and the Panthers had no problem filling his request. But the Panthers sure would love to have him on the power play tonight, no?
-- Horton admitted he didn't know where the visiting locker room was in Sunrise. "I just followed all the other guys,'' he said.
-- Gregory Campbell says it was a little emotional playing against his old pals last week and that he loved coming back to South Florida. Like Horton, he considers it "like home.''
Campbell said he was just here as late as August, so "not much has changed around here.''
Didn't have the heart to tell him that we now have three holiday-themed radio stations in the Miami market since he rolled north.