Thread: Rumor: Max Talbot Available
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03-22-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by flyershockey View Post
See, you're approaching this from kind of a skewed perspective as well. The Pens have one of the best offensive units in the league, featuring the two best and highest paid players in the world, so of course Talbot is considered a luxury at that price. For most teams, his contract isn't a huge price to pay for a guy that could play on most of the third lines in the league, while bringing a lot more than just points to the roster.

You're right, based on pure talent alone, Talbot probably isn't a third liner. But he has a certain amount of intangibles that elevate his productivity. He's a guy who thinks the game very well. I will say that most Flyers fans don't view his contract as a detriment compared to what he brings on the ice.

No issues with your Glass analysis. At this point, he offers you guys just about what Rinaldo offers the Flyers.
Except Rinaldo, as much as I hate the guy, at least can take people off their game and draw the occasional penalty showing some modicum of purpose. Glass doesn't draw penalties, he just takes them.

Anyway, let's just tap the glove and move on since we seem to generally agree that Talbot is a good player for what he is and just disagree on what is really a meaningless distinction.

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