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from Jameson Olive of FloridaPanthers.com,

OLIVE: I've talked to several players this summer who told me how excited they were that the team was able to make improvements without sacrificing any of the key contributors to last season's success. For yourself, how important was it to add without subtracting?

TALLON: After what's happened the past few years, and given the history of this franchise, Vinnie [Panthers owner Vincent Viola] and I believe that we have to build this stability. That's something that we focused on this offseason, and I think we did a really nice job. We added to our current roster without really disrupting anything, as far as consistency and stability.

OLIVE: With Aleksander Barkov, Vincent Trocheck, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad and Evgenii Dadonov all coming off career-best seasons, do you believe that bringing in Hoffman now gives the Panthers one of the best top-six forward groups in the league?

TALLON: Well, I think we're deeper, obviously. We have speed and scoring ability. I think it's a good mix. If a couple of our young guys that also have speed and offensive ability are able to have good camps and make our team, that'll give us nine forwards that can score. That makes it even better for us. The end goal is to have all of our lines be productive and make it difficult for opposing teams to play against.

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