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Randy Sexton a fan of the Dale Tallon hiring

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.

From an AP report:

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 coming weeks.

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.