Tallon said that's what happened after the Panthers signed six unrestricted free agents Tuesday: forwards Dave Bolland, Jussi Jokinen, Shawn Thornton and Derek MacKenzie, defenseman Willie Mitchell and goalie Al Montoya.
"It was a great day for our franchise," Tallon said. "We exceeded expectations. We identified a number of players and we got 'em all. I've never had that happen before; the guys that we identified were guys that we ended up getting."