This was a guy I had hoped the Sabres would take a flyer on even though their priority should be defenseman. Joe had been working out with Hartford on a tryout since Niagara was eliminated from the NCAA tourney.
Ya i've been to about 8 niagara games this year and Tallari by far deserved the "Team MVP" award if there was one. At the Punch Imlach Tournament at HSBC Arena, NU faced New Hampshire (top team where 6 players were drafted in NHL) and they beat NH 5-2 and Tallari scored two goals i think and had an assist also. He deserves a lotta credit being signed by the NYR and playing for Hartford. Who knows, maybe he'll get a shot at playing in the NHL itself.