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December 15, 2016 | 3:24pm ET
Panthers searching trade market

The off-ice circus surrounding the Florida Panthers has stolen headlines this week, with Dale Tallon taking over on all player personnel decisions, despite denials from the team that that had ever changed, but one thing is clear, the club is active in the trade market.

Multiple sources have confirmed to TFP that Tallon has spent this week contacting other teams and inquiring about trade scenarios.

Various media outlets have also reported similar news, including TSN and Sportsnet.

Regardless of what is happening behind the scenes, from a business perspective, the hockey operations department is actively weighing its options and looking at ways of improving its roster, at both ends of the think -- though one source suggested the club's defense is a primary concern.

Tallon is hoping to make a move in the near future that helps his club's on ice performance, but he won't rush into making a move or two.

It's unclear which players the Panthers are currently targeting, or whom they'd be willing to part with, but word could begin to spread in the coming days.

The NHL holiday roster freeze begins on Monday, Dec. 19 and runs through Dec. 27.


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