Wideman takes the high road

Panthers' Wideman says he learned a lot in Boston and misses fans' passion

Updated: November 18, 2010, 2:56 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Former Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman will play his first game at TD Garden since being traded to Florida along with the 2010 15th overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in 2011 in exchange for forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell last June.

After a breakout 50-point season in 2008-09 in which he was an amazing plus 32, Wideman's game dropped in 2009-10 as he battled inconsistency and struggled in his own end all season, finishing with just 30 ...

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