Thread: Rumor: Max Talbot Available
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03-22-2013, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
I'm leaning more and more toward hoping that the Flyers keep Talbot and re-sign Gagne ($2.5 x 2). They've looked good together, and could mesh well with a bounce-back Couturier on a 3rd line--good defense, decent skill. They tried it earlier this year and it, like the rest of the season, looked like crap. But Couturier just has no confidence right now.

I mentioned it earlier, but guys like Talbot do wonders for mentoring guys like Couturier, Laughton, and Cousins about what it's like to play in the NHL. Too many fans are willing to trade Talbot for that second round pick instead of looking at the experience that he has to offer to the young guys coming into the lineup over the next couple of years. It also doesn't hurt that he's still a pretty good player on top of that.

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