08:08 AM ET 01.11 | Credit Panthers GM Dale Tallon for his optimism. Tallon will bring 29 players into training camp (tentatively set for Sunday], including proven goal-scorers Alex Kovalev and Marek Svatos, to compete for the few spots that are open with the losses of Mikael Samuelsson, John Madden and Marco Sturm. ... After transforming the Panthers from a last-place team to Southeast Division champions in his first two years at the helm, Tallon has no plans of resting on his laurels. "We gave [the fans] good value last year and that's what we hope to do this year," Tallon said. "We believe in them, hopefully, they believe in us, and we're going to win some hockey games and win a championship."