Looking to lead the Florida Panthers back to the playoffs after more than a decade without a berth, former Chicago general manager Dale Tallon turned to some players who helped the Blackhawks achieve an even bigger goal.
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon continues to stockpile former players he had in Chicago when he held the same position with the Blackhawks.
The Florida Panthers and general manager Dale Tallon acquired Tomas Kopecky’s rights from the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL Entry Draft on June 27. On Wednesday, the Panthers signed him to a four-year contract.
When the Chicago Blackhawks selected a center from the University of North Dakota with the third overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, they knew exactly what they were getting.
Former Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon helped build the team that won the Stanley Cup last season. He had a big hand in drafting or signing the team’s core players that are still around, but that’s where it ends.
Not to long ago the Chicago Blackhawks were on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, but after an eight-game winning streak the defending Stanley Cup champs sit in forth place in the Western Conference.
The NHL GMs will meet today for their annual fall meeting. One of their topics of conversation will be Facebook and Twitter.