Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/10/13
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Losing has consequences. As the losses piled on the NHL also-rans, change became inevitable.Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon fired his coaching staff, despite his earlier votes of confidence for head coach Kevin Dineen. It seems the franchise’s new owners didn’t enjoy watching that team lose game after game after game in soul-crushing fashion.The staggering Edmonton Oilers finally addressed their goaltending situation by signing free agent Ilya Bryzgalov, who famously washed out in Philadelphia before getting a massive cap compliance buyout. The Oilers also did some housecleaning by sending Ladislav Smid and Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames for a couple of prospects.Expect the Panthers to continue making changes. Expect the same from the Oilers. Both teams added to their misery with weekend losses.Earlier Tallon signaled his willingness to trade veterans like Kris Versteeg and Scottie Upshall, but it remains unclear if the new ownership wants to take the same long view. The new guys inherited
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