The Panthers named Peter Horachek, who coached the team's American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio, as interim coach. Director of player development Brian Skrudland and professional scout John Madden were added to the staff as assistant coaches.
"It's easier to fire a coach than to fire 23 players," Tallon said in a conference call. "But we're on the phone constantly and we're going to make changes as we go. We want people that want to be Panthers, and if they don't want to be we'll accommodate them. Right now I'm dissatisfied with the effort from most of the guys and we need to be better."