Forward David Booth was a popular teammate in Florida.

When news of his trade to Vancouver hit the Panthers, the players took it hard.

"It was like, 'Boom!' " said a choked-up Stephen Weiss, a teammate of Booth's since 2006, to the Sun Sentinel. "It happened so fast. I came in after warm-up hoping he was here to say goodbye, shake his hand, wish him luck, but he was gone."

"It's tough on the guy and you feel for him. Saying that, he's going to a great place and has got a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Hopefully, we have two pretty talented veterans coming in to help us get better."