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Jonathan Marchessault On Being Unprotected In The Expansion Draft

from Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel,

Changes are coming for the Florida Panthers this week and it will most likely begin with the expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights pilfering Jonathan Marchessault, Florida’s leading goal scorer last season, on Wednesday.

Marchessault, who led the Panthers with 30 goals in 2016-17, told TVA Sports in Canada on Monday that Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was unable to swing a deal with the Knights to keep them from picking him.

It’s possible that Vegas general manager George McPhee would take former 25-goal scorer Reilly Smith or top-four defenseman Jason Demers instead of Marchessault, but it’s highly unlikely McPhee will pass on the 26-year-old Marchessault, who’s in the final season of a bargain $750,000 contract.

“My ego took a hit but it’s not like I had a bad season,” Marchessault told TVA Sports. “My agent told me there were several options, including one where the Panthers asked the Golden Knights not to pick me in exchange for a draft pick.”


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The Florida Panthers May Make Jonathan Marchessault Available

Who wants him?


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Bob Boughner Named Head Coach Of The Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Bob Boughner (BOOG-nur) has been named the club's new head coach.

"After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Bob as the new head coach of the Panthers," said Tallon. "He sees the game in a modern way and is eager to work with our young players. During the interview process, Bob blew us away with his preparation, his passion, knowledge and dedication to the game. We believe that he is the right leader to get our team back to competing towards our goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

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Looks Like Bob Boughner Will Be The New Head Coach For The Florida Panthers

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Barring any last-minute hiccups, FLA and Bob Boughner are closing in on a deal for him to be the Panthers' new head coach.

It was originally thought FLA would wait until Cup final over to interview NSH asst coach Phil Housley but it now appears to be otherwise.

added 11:52am,


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Report- Chris Pronger May Be Joining The Florida Panthers Organization

via Darren Dreger tweets,

Sources say Chris Pronger is in discussions with the Florida Panthers about a potential management position...working with Dale Tallon.

Pronger's contract with the ACoyotes expired end of season. However, he has been working with the NHL's Department of Player safety.

Pronger has been waiting for right time/opportunity to join a club  + work with an experienced GM.  Tallon would be an excellent mentor.

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Afternoon Line- Dale Tallon On Jaromir Jagr

 “We had a great talk yesterday and a great talk with his agent and we will see if he fits economically. We are going to go younger and we will see going forward.”

-Dale Tallon, GM of the Florida Panthers on Jaromor Jagr.  CBS Miami has more from Tallon in a radio segment today.

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No Doubt About It, Dale Tallon Is In Charge Of The Florida Panthers

from the Sun Sentinel,

After a wayward season of leadership by committee, the Florida Panthers are returning to the method that worked well previously with Dale Tallon back in sole command.

Tallon made that clear Monday upon resuming his former role as general manager.

"We're turning the page on a disappointing season. From today, we're moving forward with a singular voice under my leadership in hockey operations," he said firmly.

Tallon and President and CEO Matt Caldwell both acknowledged that the changes in the front office structure to a group effort after the 2015-16 season, with Tallon as president of hockey operations but not driving the decision-making as in the past, didn't work.

"Especially with folks with military background, you'd think we'd get chain of command straight," Caldwell said. "We realized the importance of it. Everything was done with the best intentions. We want to win. ... but I think what we learned is that having a singular voice that listens to everything - listens to analytics, listens to scouts, listens to his gut for many, many years - and have one single voice that reports to ownership is most important."


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The Changes Begin For The Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers Chairman & Governor Vincent Viola announced on Monday that Dale Tallon has been appointed the club's General Manager. Tallon will also retain his title as President of Hockey Operations.

"I am confident that we have the necessary talent throughout our organization to win the Stanley Cup," Viola said. "Dale will continue to be our principle leader as we pursue this single goal."

Tom Rowe, 60, will no longer serve as Florida Panthers General Manager and Interim Head Coach. Rowe will remain with the organization as Special Advisor to Panthers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Dale Tallon.

Tallon, 66, will immediately begin the search for the next Panthers head coach.

"We have the talent to get back on track in a hurry," Tallon said. "This was a difficult year for us, but I think we learned some tough lessons about what it takes to win consistently in the NHL. With a few tweaks to our roster and the right leadership, I'm confident we can get back to contending for the Stanley Cup next season."

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Dale Tallon Needs To Be In Charge Of The Florida Panthers

from Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel,

If I own the Panthers, I hand the keys back to Dale Tallon. I pray he convinces Gerard Gallant to return as coach. I close my eyes and pretend this year never happened.

The Panthers delivered their traditional parting gift to a lost season Thursday night by having players take off game jerseys and hand them to fans. The braintrust that oversaw the train wreck this season did that jersey tradition one better.

They were undressed completely. Everyone can see, in retrospect, how the front office crushed this season with self-inflicted mistakes.

A year ago, the Panthers were an ascending NHL franchise by any regular-season measure — wins, points, division title, talented young players, blue-ribbon organization and that conversational metric of closest South Florida team to a title.

Then the Panthers’ owners, Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu, decided to “fix” their “problems.” Tallon, whose golden personnel decisions as GM built the team, was oddly kicked upstairs to the nebulous role of president of hockey operations. His roster was changed, his organization dismantled.


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Report- The Florida Panthers Will Have A New Head Coach

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

Before Monday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, a plane circled BB&T Center in Sunrise towing the message: ‘Rowe must go! Call him a cab!’

The first part of the message is obvious; the second is in reference to former coach Gerard Gallant getting a cab outside Raleigh’s PNC Arena after he was fired and replaced by Rowe following a 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 27.

It has become clear Rowe’s days as interim head coach of the Panthers are numbered.

Although Rowe previously said he would be interested in keeping the Florida coaching job full time although after this team’s downward spiral, it will not happen.

The Panthers have officially said they will discuss the situation once this season comes to a close on Sunday night.

On Monday, numerous sources told the Miami Herald Rowe would not return behind the bench.

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