• Panthers didn’t want to trade Crouse, but Bolland contract was ‘strangling’ them
    Florida Panthers
    ProHockeyTalk5 hours ago

    Panthers didn’t want to trade Crouse, but Bolland contract was ‘strangling’ them

    Interesting note here from Florida head coach Tom Rowe who, last night, watched former Panther prospect Lawson Crouse play in Florida for the first time since being traded to Arizona. Crouse was the price the Panthers had to pay to unload Dave Bolland‘s contract on the Coyotes last summer. Rowe wasn’t involved with the Bolland signing, but was involved in dumping the contract — he was Florida’s assistant GM at the time the deal went down. His take, from the Miami Herald: Florida traded Crouse to the Coyotes last summer as part of a salary cap dump; Arizona took on the final three years and $16.5-million of Dave Bolland’s contract in exchange for a top prospect — in this case, Crouse. “We got

  • LaVar Ball wins screaming match with Stephen A. Smith on 'First Take' (video)
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    The Dagger

    LaVar Ball wins screaming match with Stephen A. Smith on 'First Take' (video)

    (ESPN screen shot) LaVar Ball is at it again and if you think that he couldn’t get louder, you’re wrong. Put Stephen A. Smith in the room and things will get even more volatile. Ball appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday and it was basically a screaming

  • Unfortunately, Shaquille O'Neal isn't actually a flat-Earther: 'I'm joking, you idiots'
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    Ball Don't Lie

    Unfortunately, Shaquille O'Neal isn't actually a flat-Earther: 'I'm joking, you idiots'

    Last we left you with the NBA’s flat-Earth society, we pondered whether Shaquille O’Neal’s theory was as earnest as Kyrie Irving’s appears to be, or if the Pro Basketball Hall of Famer was just trolling us all.