Dennis Wideman Was Initially ‘Upset’ and ‘Surprised’ When Bruins Traded Him to Florida

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Dennis Wideman Was Initially 'Upset' and 'Surprised' When Bruins Traded Him to Florida After meeting up with the Panthers earlier in the week, the Bruins will welcome Florida to the TD Garden in preseason action Saturday evening. They will also be welcoming an old friend back to Boston.

Dennis Wideman returns to the Garden after he was dealt to Florida for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell back in June.

Though he reportedly won't be playing in Saturday's contest, NESN's Naoko Funayama caught up with the former Bruins defenseman at the Panthers practice session at Matthews Arena in Boston.

Wideman says his adjustment has gone well, and he's getting along well with the team and the management down in Florida.

"The guys here are friendly and I've been getting along with everyone," Wideman said. "It's been a good transition."

However, Wideman wasn't going to hide the fact that he was disappointed with the trade from the Bruins.

"I was upset," he said when he heard the news. "It's always hard getting traded and the downside is leaving the city where you got comfortable and the organization where you got comfortable, and all your friends on the team. The upside is you're getting traded so someone still wants you, so that's the positive you can take out of it."

Be sure to watch Wideman's entire interview below during NESN Daily.

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