LaRose is small but he hits. Rinaldo is small and he's arguably the hardest hitter in the league. Leo Karmarov is also a small guy who hits everything in sight and he's a hard hitter. He's the same size as LaRose.
Cooke and Torres are more physical. Torres is one of the hardest hitters in the league. You can be a tough team to play against without fighting. We need guys who hit hard and forecheck with some intensity. Defenseman have nothing to fear when they go back to get the puck and wingers don't have to put up much of a fight along theboards. I don't care about fighting really
Rinaldo is a difference make right from the get go. This is a guy I wanna see in our lineup!!
In my opinion, Tallon is safe for at least another 2 years.
Making any changes at this juncture would be completely pointless. The organization is starting to turn the corner and whoever reported this clearly doesn't know anything about the Panthers and probably just threw his name in the basket because of the current standings.
This season has been a series of unfortunate events, everyone knows that. They'll regroup in the summer, put in a solid off-season and come back strong.