Panthers lose Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith to Vegas at Expansion Draft

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The Panthers lost a pair forwards to the NHL’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, on Wednesday as part of the expansion draft. Dale Tallon also spoke to the media on Thursday morning to discuss the process. A lot happened so let’s break it all down. Continue reading “Panthers lose Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith to Vegas at Expansion Draft”

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Dale Tallon named Panthers’ General Manager; Tom Rowe relieved of coaching duties

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The Panthers announced on Monday that they’ve named Dale Tallon the team’s General Manager and have relieved Tom Rowe as the interim head coach. Continue reading “Dale Tallon named Panthers’ General Manager; Tom Rowe relieved of coaching duties”

Tom Rowe named GM as Panthers announce changes to front office structure

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

The Panthers announced today that they’ve made several front office changes including the promotion of Tom Rowe to the position of General Manager. The team hopes to achieve a more collaborative atmosphere when it comes to signings, trades, drafting, and other important day-to-day tasks, and it’s something they’ve already been working on over the past several months. Continue reading “Tom Rowe named GM as Panthers announce changes to front office structure”

Dale Tallon to remain GM after signing 3-year contract extension

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Image courtesy of @turbuL3NT2 / COTP Photography

The Panthers rang in the New Year by announcing that General Managers Dale Tallon has been signed to a 3-year contract extension. Tallon will team up with Tom Rowe whom the Panthers promoted from head coach of the team’s AHL affiliate Portland Pirates to associate GM, while Scott Allen will take over Rowe’s former position.  Continue reading “Dale Tallon to remain GM after signing 3-year contract extension”

Thoughts from the Panthers Luncheon

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I had the pleasure of being able to attend yet another exclusive Panthers-related event on Friday. I got to hear from a panel of executives including Co-Owners Vincent Viola and Doug Cifu, Chairman Peter Luukko, General Manager Dale Tallon, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, led by Broadcaster Steve Goldstein. The discussion was similar to that of the last dinner, but I still was able to hear some interesting information about the Panthers. Read more for a brief overview of the Panthers Luncheon.

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Thoughts from the Panthers Dinner

I had the honor of attending a Panthers dinner last night and I was able to speak to Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu. I spoke to General Manager Dale Tallon and heard from Peter Luukko as well. I talked to Steve Goldstein about the future of the Panthers for a while and I was able to hear from character players like Shawn Thornton, Derek MacKenzie, and Roberto Luongo. Read more for a short overview of what I heard.

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