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Dale Tallon: Let's Talk Coaches Challenge at GM Meeting ... Hello, Anthony Stewart

Tallon3 General manager Dale Tallon says he will ask his fellow general managers to look into giving coaches a chance to challenge a call if a goal is questionable.

Currently only the league can look at plays on video to determine whether a goal was called or not. The league general managers meet Tuesday in Toronto.

The Panthers would have liked to have asked for a challenge in Toronto last week when Colton Orr ran through Scott Clemmensen on what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Toronto's 3-1 win.

“It's a work in progress, but perhaps a one-time challenge on a goal-related call for each coach would work if you have a time out left,'' Tallon said Wednesday night.

“We're just trying to figure something out that doesn't make the game longer and more drawn out. There are a lot of issues, same as replay itself. I don't know if it has legs or not. You discuss it, see if it makes sense.''


Winger Anthony Stewart returned to Sunrise for the first time since the Panthers let him go after the 2008-09 season. Stewart, the 25th overall pick by the Panthers in Stewart 2003, has four goals and four assists. He recorded his first career hat trick Oct. 15 in Anaheim.

“Everything is going well and I had a good camp. Not having to ride the bus back in the minors is a major motivation,'' said Stewart, who had four goals and eight assists in 105 games with the Panthers from 2005-09.