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For years the General Manager position of the Florida Panthers organization was a game of musical chairs. In fact in the last decade 7 different men have held the position-- each with their own blueprint and gameplan to take the Panthers back to the Playoffs. So far, none of them have succeeded, but as we all know the building process takes time-- Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither were the playoff aspirations and hopes of this season.
This chart shows the General Manager impact on the current Panthers Roster. While only being with the Club for a short while, Tallon has certainly put his own unique stamp on the roster. That being said, this is still a team largely inflused with Martin's building style and philosophy. Chuck Fletcher and Rick Dudley (now the General Manager of the Atlanta Thrashers) no longer have any impact on the current roster.