May 19, 2010, 1:46 PM EST
It’s happened a few times the past few years and Randy Sexton would
like to see it again. Departed general managers have lately had a
tendency to stick with the team that is replacing them, and Sexton would
welcome the same opportunity after the Florida Panthers hired Dale
Tallon in his place.
On a conference call with reporters
Wednesday, Sexton called Tallon a
“very, very worthy choice” for the franchise.
Sexton says he has told Tallon he would “help him in any way that he
needed it,” and planned to speak with Florida’s new GM again in the
There’s no questioning that Dale Tallon
brings a nice pedigree to the Panthers after building the Chicago
Blackhawks into the team it is today, but perhaps having Sexton on board
in some capacity would be beneficial.
Tallon was fired as the GM
of the Blackhawks in part because of the salary cap trouble he put the
team in, with the fax snafu being the final straw. Sexton could help
assist Tallon in building a team with a lower payroll, one that doesn’t
have the ability to spend to the cap every single season.
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