Panthers expected to part ways with GM Dale Tallon

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In this June 26, 2015, file photo, Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon speaks during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, in Sunrise, Fla. (Alan Diaz / AP)

After 10 years at the helm, the Florida Panthers are expected to part ways with general manager and president of hockey operations Dale Tallon, Sportsnet can confirm.

The news was originally reported by Fox Sports‘ Andy Strickland. It is not immediately clear when the move will be made.

The expected move comes just after the Florida Panthers were eliminated in four games from their qualifying-round series against the New York Islanders.

Tallon was hired as GM of the Panthers in 2010 and was named president of hockey operations in 2017.

Under Tallon’s watch, the Panthers earned their first two division titles (2011-12 and 2015-16) and made three playoff appearances.

The native of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., was responsible for drafting star defenceman Aaron Ekblad (2014) and forwards Jonathan Huberdeau (2011) and Aleksander Barkov (2013).

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