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DALE TALLON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Lightning made best offer for Panthers’ top pick

We’d heard all about how Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon was listening intently for offers on the first overall pick at the 2014 Draft. What we didn’t know was who was in talks with him to move up. According to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, the team that made the most aggressive push to deal with the Panthers were their in-state rival the Tampa Bay Lightning. LeBrun said both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Draft Analysis

PHILADELPHIA -- With the best player of the NHL draft in hand, the Florida Panthers focused on filling voids through depth. A day after selecting defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first overall pick, Panthers GM Dale Tallon used four of his next five selections to draft versatile forwards. ''We tried to balance our depth chart,'' Tallon said. ''We did that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers select defenseman Aaron Ekblad with first pick in NHL draft

PHILADELPHIA -- Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon saved a little drama for the podium. Florida, who fielded offers for the No. 1 selection, chose to hang on to the pick and selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad from Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. Many scouts considered Ekblad the consensus No. 1 pick despite being ranked second in the final rankings by NHL's Central...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Dale Tallon discusses Panthers' draft options

Dale Tallon said he is ''about 70 percent'' sure of who the team will pick if it keeps the No. 1 choice in Friday night's NHL draft, the Florida Panthers general manager told reporters in Philadelphia. But Tallon also admitted that the Panthers have entertained a few offers, including ''one really intriguing'' proposal. ''I like having...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Any takers? Panthers mulling options with No. 1 pick in NHL Draft

PHILADELPHIA -- Dale Tallon is on the clock, but he is checking his phone more than his watch. The Florida Panthers general manager enters the NHL draft this weekend in an envious position. In addition to having the No. 1 pick, Tallon has at least $30 million in cap space and the OK from ownership to spend. Tallon has also indicated he is willing to part ways with some of the young...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Any takers? Panthers mulling options with No. 1 pick

PHILADELPHIA -- Dale Tallon is on the clock, but he is checking his phone more than his watch. The Florida Panthers general manager enters the NHL draft this weekend in an envious position. In addition to having the No. 1 pick, Tallon has at least $30 million in cap space and the OK from ownership to spend. Tallon has also indicated he is willing to part ways with some of the young...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

With Gallant hired, is Panthers' Tallon working on big trade?

Gerard Gallant was the story Monday. But Dale Tallon is the column. Gallant was introduced as the Panthers new coach with all the same smiles and sunny adjectives that introduced seven new Panthers coaches in the last 10 years. But Tallon, the Panthers' general manager, has more work ahead than simply welcoming another coach in another upbeat news conference if the Panthers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerard Gallant Named New Coach of Florida Panthers

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Gerard Gallant has been named the club’s new head coach. “We are pleased to welcome Gerard as the new head coach of the Florida Panthers,” said Tallon. “He is an individual with tremendous character, integrity and a strong passion for the game and has experience as an NHL head...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft: Florida Panthers GM ‘Very Open’ To Trading No. 1 Pick

The Florida Panthers have the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NHL draft, but there’s a chance a different team could begin the festivities on June 27. General manager Dale Tallon told reporters Wednesday before Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final that the team is “very open” to dealing the top selection. “We’re looking to make a move that benefits our franchise, end of story,”...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Panthers receive “fair offer” for first pick

Dale Tallon and the Florida Panthers are very actively looking to trade the first overall pick. (J Pat Carter, AP) For the third time in four seasons, the Florida Panthers will draft in the first three picks of the NHL Draft, including their first crack at the top overall pick since taking defenseman Ed Jovanovski back in 1994. Could another defenseman be the top pick for Florida...
Via Around The Rink
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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