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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - Panthers general manager Dale Tallon is most certainly on the hotseat. The new owners are demanding that this team be competitive and the Panthers are mired in the same old mess. Yes, they have good young players, but the older veterans brought in by Tallon haven’t done the job. Many believe he’s the guy on the hotseat. The Panthers...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Young talent, proven veterans aim to return Panthers to playoffs

Even after finishing last and next-to-last in the overall standings the past two seasons, the Florida Panthers feel that a return to the playoffs may be coming sooner rather than later. Opening the 2014 offseason by selecting defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick at the 2014 NHL Draft, the Panthers continued to make headlines throughout the summer by being one of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers, O’Brien talking contract

The Florida Panthers and free agent defenseman Shane O’Brien are in the midst of contract talks according to ESPN’s Katie Strang. Strang reports that Panthers GM Dale Tallon had discussions with the agent representing O’Brien on Saturday and expects talks to continue Sunday. O’Brien, 31, was invited to Panthers’ camp on a professional tryout and survived the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida cuts slew of prospects from camp

Youth certainly wasn’t served in Florida on Friday, as the Panthers cut a number of promising prospects from their training camp roster. Drew Shore, Quinton Howden, Vincent Trocheck, Alex Petrovic, Rocco Grimaldi and Mackenzie Weegar were all send to AHL San Antonio, GM Dale Tallon confirmed. “All of these players competed very hard over the last two weeks and had excellent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers owners bracing for even lower attendance this year

The Panthers finished 29th out of 30 NHL teams last season both in the standings and in attendance figures. Although the team expects to do much better on the ice, their ownership group said Tuesday they are prepared for even smaller crowds this coming season. Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu as well general manager Dale Tallon and the team's hockey operations department met...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Changing The Way They Do Business

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond, Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu as well general manager Dale Tallon and the team's hockey operations department met with the team's beat writers on Tuesday morning and covered a variety of subjects. One of those was the team's struggles at the box office and the team's change in the way it does business. Cifu...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers return Juho Lammikko to minors

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced Monday that the club has returned forward Juho Lammikko to his junior club, the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL). The Florida Panthers training camp roster now stands at 50 players. Lammikko, 18, was selected by Florida in the third round (65th overall) at the 2014 NHL Draft in June. He...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Florida Panthers

Earlier, we looked ahead to the Blackhawks’ first opponent during the 2014-15 season when we previewed the Buffalo Sabres. Now, let’s look at their past. The Florida Panthers, led by general manager Dale Tallon, will resemble a Blackhawks “B Team” … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview: Florida Panthers appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Glut of veterans have Panthers looking for big things this season

For the first time since 2011, the Florida Panthers have the playoffs on their mind. After spending the past two seasons in the cellar of the Eastern Conference, the organization invested heavily in improving their roster this offseason, committing more than $80 million to retain young talent and lock up key free agents. Feel like you've heard this before? Well, it should sound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers eager to turn things around under new coach Gallant

  Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points in the NHL. By...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers eager to turn page after last season

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida general manager Dale Tallon would prefer to move past last season, for obvious reasons. Here's a quick recap of how the 2013-14 campaign went for the Panthers: They fired a coach, were out of the playoff race early, had no one ranked among the league's top 75 goal scorers, were horrendous on special teams and wound up with the second-fewest points...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers top 10 prospects

Following a similar blueprint to the one that yielded a Stanley Cup in Chicago, general manager Dale Tallon has quickly restocked a Panthers farm system that was fairly barren upon his arrival to South Florida in 2010. While drafting in the top five of the NHL Draft in four of the past five years has certainly helped bolster the quality of their talent pool, Tallon's ability...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers hope to be more than ‘paper tigers’

The Florida Panthers nearly stole the spotlight away from the Wings and Leafs during HBO's 24/7 series, and of the Atlantic Division's non-playoff teams I'd argue that the franchise may be a Phoenix Coyotes East off the ice (their financial situation is quite the mess), but on the ice, the Panthers have the greatest chance of serving as not only a playoff spoiler for...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres and Panthers Get Aggressive on Free Agent Deadline Day

#451369448 / gettyimages.com This past weekend Florida Panthers’ GM, Dale Tallon, followed the script and selected Aaron Ekblad first overall in the 2014 NHL entry draft. Buffalo Sabres GM Tim Murray selected Sam Reinhart with the second pick in keeping with the theme of predictability. Ekblad and Reinhart were to be integral pieces in slow, steady rebuilds for both hockey clubs...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers take Jayce Hawryluk, stay quiet on trade front

Jayce Hawryluk came into the second day of the NHL Draft figuring he wouldn’t have to wait long to hear his name called. Florida general manager Dale Tallon, after all, told the winger from Manitoba that he would be the Panthers’ selection with the 32nd overall pick if he was still on the board. Finnish winger Juho Lammikko, on the other hand, had no idea he would land in Florida...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers focus on bolstering right wing position on second day of NHL Draft

After selecting back-end help with the NHL draft's first overall pick, the Panthers took a forward-thinking approach on the second day by selecting four wings and a goalie, including feisty right wing Jayce Hawryluk at No. 32. Hawryluk said that Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon assured him Friday morning that if he was available at the second pick of Round 2 that he would...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  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

Hextall 'tried a number of things' to move Flyers up

Throughout Thursday night and right into Friday afternoon, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was trying to do what the Flyers do best: “We tried a number of things over the past few days and nothing came to fruition,” Hextall said. “You do anything you can to make the team better. And if at any point we’re going to trade up, yeah we’ll trade up.” Do something to top...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Tallon is pissed

      All right, we got the chubby guy in a bow tie looking like a 19th century physician, the ruggedly good looking Aaron Ekblad as the number one overall pick, actor of ER fame Anthony Edwards and an adorable kid cheesing it up for the camera. Sure, there’s a lot going on on stage at the NHL draft, but couldn’t they cut back to the Dalester ONCE? Dale Tallon can’t believe...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
June 27, 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

Panthers dangle top NHL draft pick to Canadian teams

In Florida, Dale Tallon’s criteria for dealing the No. 1 pick in Friday’s draft means the Maple Leafs, Flames, Canucks and Oilers all seemingly still have a shot, providing they can cobble together an offer the Panthers general manager can’t refuse. In Montreal, veteran defenceman Andrei Markov could not refuse the multi-year offer tabled by Habs GM Marc Bergevin. In Vancouver...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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