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Dale Tallon: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Comments OK With Florida Panthers ... He Wants Manning With Dolphins as Well

LebronseatBY GEORGE RICHARDS Twitter: @OnFrozenPond

PITTSBURGH -- Both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have made their case in trying to get Peyton Manning to sign with the Dolphins, basically saying they want all the teams in South Florida to succeed. With one exception.

Guess who was left out?

Wade tweeted that he wants the Dolphins to go “all in” like the Heat and Marlins.

LebronbrownsJames told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that “I want Miami sports to be great: The U, the Dolphins, the Marlins, the Heat, of course.”

So where's the love for the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers?

General manager Dale Tallon said he didn't feel slighted by the Heat stars and adds he hopes Manning comes south as well.

“I wish everyone in South Florida well because I'm a sports fan too. It will be a good thing when everyone down here is winning,'' Tallon said.

“We want to have success as well. When we do, we'll be in those conversations. It takes time.''

() The Panthers held an optional practice in Coral Springs on Saturday with injured players Dmitry Kulikov (knee), Scottie Upshall (sports hernia) and Kris Versteeg (hip) all skating in non-contact jerseys.

Versteeg is expected to be the first of the three to return with Kulikov not far behind.