Panthers' Tallon agrees to multi-year contract extension

Like there was any question such a move might not be in the pipeline for the 2012 NHL Executive of the Year favorite candidate. From the club:

With his extension now in the rear view mirror, Tallon can turn his attention to his third summer with the Cats - during which he'll have another draft to guide the team through (picking 23rd in Pittsburgh on June 22) and another free agency starting in July. With currently four or five draft picks, and 16 spots already filled up on the main roster for next season, it seems like the Cats GM will have a much quieter summer ahead.

Said Dale:

"I don't think anything will be like last summer. But you never know. We'll get better and be as active as we can be. I'd love to improve our offense, especially."

Full press release here.