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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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