While he may be a huge part of the Panthers’ recent success, Dale Tallon has made a fair few mistakes as GM.
Dale Tallon’s time spent trying to get the Florida Panthers out of the basement has seen him make dozens of draft pick trades, cap moves, and free agency signings that may not have all panned out. Multiple times the asset management by Tallon has completely busted in hindsight.
There have also been some foiled draft picks that could’ve seen the team emerge further if taken separately. Some of these moves left me shaking my head seeing what players the Panthers could have had if it wasn’t for a trade or bad signing.
Keep in mind that one offseason, the 2016 offseason, was not directed by Dale Tallon. This is why certain bad mistakes such as trading for Jason Demers, signing James Reimer for four years, and Keith Yandle’s contract size are not on this list.
Without further ado, here are Dale Tallon’s top five worst moves as GM of the Florida Panthers.