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Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon has his team in full-blown overhaul mode, starting with some enormous moves at the NHL draft to not only acquire several first-round picks, but pick up some proven veteran talent.
On the NHL Draft floor, Tallon traded for Brian Campbell and the rights to Tomas Kopecky, the latter of which Tallon managed to sign to a four-year deal.
And by the looks of things he isn't done yet.
The Panthers do have big-name goaltender Tomas Vokoun still in their grasp, and unless they re-sign him, Vokoun will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.
Rumors have been running amok as to where Vokoun would sign now that he can get out of Florida, but the Panthers might ship him away before he can run. With the number of teams in need of a good starting goaltender for next season, you can bet they'd probably get a pretty nice deal for him.
That or the Cats could re-sign their goaltender with a nice contract. The Miami Herald reports Dale Tallon's biggest mission at hand is to now lock down their franchise goaltender for another few years, and hopefully the money he can offer and the recent roster moves to show a commitment to winning will be enough to keep him around.
However, only time will tell if this sudden overhaul will be enough to pull the Florida Panthers out of the depths of the Eastern Conference standings and propel them to their first playoff berth in over a decade.