DALE TALLON NEWS

Wild GM Fletcher might be done dealing despite history at deadline

The phone calls start picking up in December when Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher says he begins to speak with fellow NHL general managers on an almost-daily basis. The talks are sometimes substantive and don't lead anywhere in other cases. For Fletcher, talks led to one key acquisition, goaltender Devan Dubnyk, to spark Minnesota's playoff push this year. After acquiring...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers GM Dale Tallon on acquiring Jaromir Jagr

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Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Underrated Bergenheim could fetch Panthers nice return at deadline

Sean Bergenheim's days as a Florida Panther appear to be numbered. In a move that could be seen coming from miles away, the disgruntled 31-year-old forward recently made public his desire to be moved prior to the March 2 trade deadline after a string of healthy scratches quickly eroded his already rocky relationship with the organization. "I wish none of this would have come out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Luukko hired as Florida Panthers executive

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Peter Luukko has been hired as executive chairman of Sunrise Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Florida Panthers. The organization announced Friday that Luukko will work closely with Panthers president, CEO Rory Babich and general manager Dale Tallon. Luukko oversaw the Philadelphia Flyers for more than 25 years as president and chief operating...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers midseason review: Progress shown in season's first half

SUNRISE, Fla. -- After back-to-back seasons at or near the bottom of the NHL standings, the Florida Panthers are finally beginning to reap the rewards of their lengthy rebuild. The process, though necessary, was long and painful as each loss tested players' patience and forced many fans to question their allegiance to the struggling franchise. Yet, in the fifth season under general...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Florida Scouting Morin

In news that’s about as surprising as Corey Perry taking a cheap shot or the Edmonton Oilers losing a game, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel is reporting Dale Tallon watched the IceHogs recently. Apparently Panthers GM Dale Tallon scouted … Continue reading → The post Report: Florida Scouting Morin appeared first on Committed Indians.
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December 11, 2014  |  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.
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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 familiar...
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 any measure...
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 in the...
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 to find...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers agree to 1-year, 2-way deals with Brett Olson, Greg Zanon

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Brett Olson and D Greg Zanon on one-year, two-way contracts. Olson, 27, has appeared in 145 career American Hockey League games for Abbotsford (2012-2014) recording 62 points (25-37-62) and 69 PIM. During the 2013-2014 season, Olson registered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 08, 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

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 with center and defense...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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...
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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 Scouting...
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 the first pick,'' Tallon said. ''I don't want...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 27, 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

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

New Panthers coach Gerard Gallant familiar working with young players

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are aiming for bounceback, and so is new head coach Gerard Gallant. Eight years after being dismissed as the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach, Gallant is again calling the shots behind an NHL bench. Humbled by the experience of having to work his way back, the former player says he is excited about growing with a young Panthers franchise. Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers retain rights to group of restricted free agents

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers have retained the rights of their restricted free agents, general manager Dale Tallon said Monday. The group includes defensemen Erik Gudbranson, Dylan Olsen, Dmitry Kulikov and forwards Jimmy Hayes and Brandon Pirri. Florida's ownership remains committed to spending up to the salary cap, and a significant chunk of the available space will be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers name former Montreal assistant Gerard Gallant head coach

After a lengthy search, the Florida Panthers have their next head coach. The team announce Saturday it has hired former Montreal Canadiens assistant coach Gerard Gallant to serve in the role. He will be formally introduced Monday at 11 a.m. "He is an individual with tremendous character, integrity and a strong passion for the game and has experience as an NHL head coach," GM Dale...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers' five-year draft review

Since Dale Tallon took over as Florida Panthers GM in 2010, there has been a strong emphasis on stockpiling draft picks and young talent. In that stretch, Florida has rebuilt its farm system with 36 picks in five years, including six first-rounders and 12 picks in the second- through third-round range. With the Panthers transitioning from the more veteran squad built by Tallon during...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst of the Panthers' picks in the NHL draft

Since its inception in 1963, the selection process at the NHL draft has always been an inexact science. Countless hours of reviewing scouting reports and conducting interviews can turn into best guesses and hunches as the clock ticks down on draft day. Pick the right players and your team may enter a new era of prosperity. Pick the wrong players and, well, just look at the checkered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers Have First Pick And Definitely Need It

#88803251 / gettyimages.com The Florida Panthers will have the first pick when NHL GMs gather in Philadelphia on June 27 to select the league’s next wave of stars, superstars and supernovas. Coming off of a 29th place finish last season, the Panthers will be looking for immediate help from whomever they anoint as this year’s top pick. GM Dale Tallon will almost assuredly select...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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