If the Florida Panthers are going to emerge from the season with a playoff spot, they’re going to need to find a little more scoring. But general manager Dale Tallon won’t be making any deadline deals that don’t make sense in the long-term. “It’s going to take somebody that’s going to be involved in that process for us to make a move,” Tallon said, speaking to reporters in Florida on Friday. “We have pieces coming that are our own. As far as the deadline and other trades, we’re always looking at that.” That process, Tallon said, includes the Panthers looking within. Tallon said nothing is being looked at for short-term gain. “We’ve got great kids coming, we’ve got really good players in our minor league system,” Tallon said. “I really like what’s happening as far as our future (is concerned).” That said, Tallon added that he and his scouting team have identified some pieces that could fit the puzzle. “We just ended a good, prosperous week at with our pro scouts here in Florida,” he said. “There are a lot of good young players around. We’ve identified some guys who we think would fit in beautifully with our team. We’re going to be really strong up the middle and good on the backend with our young defenseman.” Florida’s talent stream starts with the 23rd pick in 2016 in center Henrik Borgstrom.
Florida Panthers prefer long-term agenda over short-term gain
Pro Hockey Talk | Jan 13