Panthers: Change is in the Air (Again)

The Florida Panthers have all but overhauled their front office in the off-season and changes spilled over to the team as well, with key players like Mike Hoffman and Evgenii Dadonov not coming back. Bill Zito is the new general manager, replacing Dale Tallon on September 2. That led to the naming of Rick DudleyContinue reading “Panthers: Change is in the Air (Again)”

Panthers: Dale Tallon Out After 10 Seasons

The Florida Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon have come to a mutual agreement to part ways, the team reported Monday. “For the last decade, Dale raised the team’s profile, attracted key players to South Florida and brought character and class to our franchise,” said Panthers owner Vincent Viola. “When we purchased the Panthers inContinue reading “Panthers: Dale Tallon Out After 10 Seasons”

What Went Wrong: Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers took a dive in 2018-2019, generating just 86 points thanks to a 36-32-14 record. That’s 10 points less than the preceding season’s totals, which also saw them miss the playoffs but led to some resemblance of reinstated confidence. So, what went wrong? Remarkably, the 2018-2019 edition of the Panthers scored more goalsContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Florida Panthers”

Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville

A day after firing head coach Bob Boughner, the Florida Panthers have announced their new hire and it is a doozy: Joel Quenneville. This is a reunion of sorts for Quenneville and general manager Dale Tallon. It was Tallon who hired Quenneville to coach the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008 and it was Quenneville who wonContinue reading “Panthers: Florida Hires Joel Quenneville”

Panthers: Soap Opera Twist Puts Hoffman Back in the Atlantic Division

Things change fast in the world of sports. With Mike Hoffman sent to the San Jose Sharks out of Ottawa this morning, it didn’t take long for his new digs to become his old digs. The Sharks flipped Hoffman to the Florida Panthers, sending him back to the Eastern Conference and back into the purviewContinue reading “Panthers: Soap Opera Twist Puts Hoffman Back in the Atlantic Division”