Tallon hijacks NHL newswires as Florida Panthers own 2011 Trade Deadline

UNIONDALE NY - FEBRUARY 21: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders cuts back to avoid a sliding attempt to block his pass by Bryan Allen #5 of the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum on February 21 2011 in Uniondale New York. Islanders won 5-1.(Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)


It was a snoozer of a day for just about everyone but the Cats' front office as four bodies - and bundle of contract dollars - were shipped out of Sunrise in exchange for, well, let's call them "pieces" for now. More in-depth stuff coming up later today, but to quickly summarize the afternoon's welcome local implementation of the nuclear option:

Perhaps most intriguing is who was not dealt: Stephen Weiss, David Booth, Marty Reasoner, and Tomas Vokoun all remain with the club or at least until mere minutes before the Entry Draft opens.

Again, we'll have some op/ed in a bit, but here's coach Peter DeBoer's Florida Panthers roster heading into Tuesday's game in Carolina:

Forwards:  Bergfors, Steve Bernier, Booth, Darcy Hordichuk, Hugh Jessiman, Kenndal McArdle, Reasoner, Michal Repik, Samsonov, Mike Santorelli, Bill Thomas, Scott Timmins, Weiss.

Defense:  Joe Callahan, Jason Garrison, Dmitry Kulikov, Alexander Sulzer, Mike Weaver

Yikes. Obviously there will be a recall or four over the next few hours, but what you see above is called a "rebuild". Not a Mike Keenan or Jacques Martin-style Band-Aid-and-Stumpel "rebuild".

We were promised the real deal, and it has arrived. Buckle up.

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