Category Archives: Florida Panthers
With only nine days until the March 1 NHL trade deadline though, what is the mindset of this team?
“If we have a good week, we’re going to probably maintain and look and see what’s available,” said president of hockey operations Dale Tallon during a Monday afternoon appearance on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590. “We’re not going to give up much off our roster to chase something. We do have some picks and prospects, but we’re not going to see many changes on our roster.
“So if it’s a deal there that’s a short-term kind of quick fix thing, we might look at that as well. But obviously we prefer to be buying. I think that’s what’s going to happen.
I would expect Las Vegas and Florida to seek permission from BOS to talk to fired head coach Claude Julien about their coaching vacancies.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 9, 2017
The Florida Panthers have relieved coach Gerard Gallant of his duties.
The 53-year-old head coach joined the team in June of 2014. In his first season, he led the Panthers to a 38 win campaign and 91 points.
According to TSN hockey insider Bob Mackenzie Florida has also fired assistant coach Mike Kelly. General Manager Tom Rowe will be taking over head coaching duties.
The ties between the Florida Panthers and pending UFA forward Andrew Ladd were never a secret.
Panthers GM Tallon told us other day that he’s looking for 2 pieces to put team over the top. Jets LW Andrew Ladd has 15 goals, 17 assists
— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) February 20, 2016
Brian Campbell told me he's open to coming back to #FlaPanthers … Dale Tallon says they want him back. Agent here next week, will discuss.
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) February 17, 2016
I'd be shocked if Florida GM Dale Tallon isn't making biggest push for UFA Ladd. Needs power winger. Had him in Chicago.
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) January 25, 2016
Even though it has been over five years since Brian Campbell joined the Panthers, he never really left Chicago.
Now in the final year of the eight-year, $57 million contract Campbell originally signed with the Blackhawks, some wonder if he’ll eventually return to play in Chicago — perhaps as early as next season.
Tallon suggested there might be more personnel moves as the Panthers remain in the chase for a Stanley Cup playoff berth.
Panthers are interested in Kessel but aren't going to give up young stud #flapanthers
— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) February 16, 2015
Tallon "we still have some young players in San Antonio that we want to get to & some guys we want to sign this summer"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) January 13, 2015
Mike Johnston of Sportsnet.ca writes … Panthers could look to trade veteran forwards
Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun writes … Changes could be coming for struggling Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers