Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flyers sign Max Talbot - 5 years $9M, $1.8 AAV
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04-02-2012, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mirimon View Post
I don't care enough to look through the entire thread, but I saw quite a few posts on the first pages about how Talbot was a good player and a guy you love to have on your team but hate to play against. That's the thing, we hated him when he was a Penguin, it's tough to turn right around and love a guy like that. At least in the summer, before you've seen him in your colours. Coming right after some of the other moves we made in the summer, the mood around here wasn't the most welcoming for a guy like Talbot perhaps.

Also, he was coming off some down years with injury concerns. Thinking that signing him for five years is risky wasn't exactly unfounded, especially considering the way he plays the game.
It's not that tough. When Pete Rose played for the Reds he was hated. The day he came here and played for the Phillies he was a hero. Now I know Talbot is no Pete Rose. But he did help win the Cup for the pens. Plus I was at the game he fought carbomb and liked his style.

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