One of Dale Tallon's first targets on July 1, the opening day of the free agency market, was a familiar name to hockey fans in South Florida.

Ed Jovanovski, the five-time All-Star, came back to the Panthers after Tallon offered a four-year deal worth $16.5 million. Jovanovski, 35, wouldn't have gotten that kind of money nor that long of a term from anyone but the Panthers.