My statement had nothing to do with me beefing up my own ego about Talbot, not sure where you're getting that idea from. What I said was pretty much right on track, I'm sure you guys would love to get rid of Bourque.
Not me, he's a top 6 forward who uses his size and chips in with 20+ goals a year. He's the type of player we need on the club.
He's had a couple injuries lately with the abdomen injury when he was traded and the concussion from last year but he's hardly injury prone. He's also signed at 3.33/year cap hit which is incredibly reasonable for a player that can deliver what he does.
Agreed , why would the Flyers be interested jn a 22 year old NHL (near) ready 6'3 220lbs. smooth skating , puck moving offensive defenceman with a mean streak and pontential to grow into a number one ?
Well Philly fans keep getting told that Couts is a bust at the age of 20 even though he is in the NHL. So Nathan REALLY must be a bust.
And yes...that is a joke. I only made that point to show how short sighted some HF people are. Nathan would be a good add to Philly, but probably not for Philly's 2nd line winger that was a #5 overall pick, who just started to breakout this year. Schenn should see a nice jump in points playing with Vinny and Simmonds.