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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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Primis's avatar

What a gong show.

Tallon should have been GM all along.

Posted by Primis on 04/10/17 at 11:06 AM ET


Actually they are reversing the big changes.  Tallon had done a great job.  Mr. Viola stick to what you know.  You are very lucky you didn’t lose Dale Tallon to another organization.

Posted by Henry on 04/10/17 at 11:34 AM ET

BrendonTO's avatar

So bizarre, glad to see Tallon get his job back.

Posted by BrendonTO on 04/10/17 at 12:58 PM ET


How about Gerard Gallant?

Seriously, it’s rare to see an example of clueless, big egos so publicly
and haplessly trying to prove “we know better; our way is better.”

And, yes, they’re lucky they didn’t do even more damage.

Posted by Lefty30 on 04/10/17 at 03:17 PM ET

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