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NEW STAFF: John Madden, Mark Morris, Mike Kelly, Robb Tallas to join Gerard Gallant

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The Panthers will have three full-time assistant coaches this season as Tallon said the team hired former head coaches Mark Morris and Mike Kelly to join Gerard Gallant's staff.
Tallon had already announced that former Florida center John Madden would return as an assistant coach.
Brian Skrudland, who joined Peter Horachek's staff last year when Kevin Dineen was fired, will return to his role as Florida's director of player development.
Morris, 56, was recently fired as coach of the AHL's Manchester Monarchs after eight seasons.
As the top minor league team of the Kings, Morris was instrumental in helping young players develop into eventual Stanley Cup champions.
"He's good at developing young defensemen and that was very important to us,'' Tallon said. "We have a lot of good, young defensemen in our system.''
Kelly was Gallant's assistant with Saint John in Canadian junior hockey. When Gallant left to be an assistant coach with the Canadiens, Kelly took over as head coach and general manager of the Sea Dogs. Kelly, 54, was fired by Saint John last fall.
"[Kelly and Gallant] had success in Saint John together and are very comfortable coaching together,'' Tallon said. "We have a top-notch coaching staff.''
Goalie coach Robb Tallas will return for his sixth season with the Panthers.

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And are any of these guys going to make a lick of difference on the ice for these has-beens and never-was-beens? Nope. Thanks Mr. Tallon and Mr. Viola for basically doing nothing to improve this team. Should be another great season.

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