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DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Maxime Talbot from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Steve Downie.
Talbot, 29, has appeared in all 11 games for the Flyers this year, tallying a goal and one assist. A native of Lemoyne, Quebec, Talbot has recorded 77 goals and 77 assists for 154 points in 515 career games between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. He has also skated in 77 career playoff games, totaling 39 points (18g/21a).
“Maxime is a veteran forward who has won a Stanley Cup and has a lot of NHL experience,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Sakic. “We look forward to him bringing that experience to our club.”
Benoit Pouliot received a five minute major for boarding, a ten and game misconduct for the hit.
Talbot did return in the early part of the 3rd period.
I don't believe there was any intent to injure on the play and it just seemed to be the type of play that just happens at times.
Watch the hit below...
added 9:41pm, YouTube version added below...
Watch below the play Talbot received his injury. Not the best video since it was taken from the other end, but the best we have right now.
Steve Staois with a hit on Max Talbot last night. No penalty on the play.
Author’s Note: ‘The Orange & Black Breakdown’ is officially open for business. I’ll be getting this party started over the coming weeks with a short series entitled ‘Welcome to the Flyers”, which will profile all of the fresh faces likely to don the Flyers crest this year. Look for more and more as the season approaches at The OBB on Kukla’s Korner, and thanks again for reading!
Welcome to the Flyers, Maxime Talbot.
A once bitterly hated division rival whose job was to silence the crowd in Philadelphia is now responsible for invigorating it. So what’s a Flyers fan to do? I suggest you embrace it, because there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the presence of #27 in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
Hockey legend and Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux dropped an unexpected bomb on the New York Islanders and the National Hockey League in the wake of suspensions and fines announced stemming from Friday’s night at the fights between his Pens and the Isles. In short, “Super” Mario whined in print to anyone listening that if the league doesn’t start X, Y and Zing to his liking, he might just take his ball and go home.
Sound familiar? It should, of course, considering this is the guy who once dubbed the NHL a “garage league” in the early nineties, as obstruction was on the rise, and swore he was close to retiring at that time because of it. (He didn’t, remember, not right away anyway and wouldn’t have for some time, if not for illness and injury.)
The game these days, without the hooks and holds that Lemieux once complained of is probably better, as a whole, but there are some who will argue that a little of that here and there, perhaps, might prevent some of the more serious injuries and questionable hits we seem to see every other game now. Case in point, a defenseman in pursuit of the puck in his own end is often a sitting duck for approaching forecheckers these days, with his partner unable to hold up the opponent in any way, shape or form as he once was.
That example carries some weight here only because Lemieux’s comments today centered around player safety, after New York’s Matt Martin suckered Pittsburgh’s Max Talbot and teammate Trevor Gillies took out Eric Tangradi with a head shot/flying fists combo.
One has to wonder, then, a few things:
Ted Leonsis of Ted’s Take has a subtle way of addressing the Max Talbot situation with Alex Ovechkin.
He points to this video..
While the NHL season does not get underway for another two months, one of the hottest rivalries has already begun to heat up.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Max Talbot began a war of words with Washington Capitals’ superstar Alexander Ovechkin on Tuesday while Talbot was promoting the upcoming 2011 NHL Winter Classic between the Pens and Caps at Heinz Field on New Year’s Day.
While doing a promotional interview on Pittsburgh Radio Station 105.9 The X, Talbot said that Ovechkin was a “real (expletive deleted)” and continued to stir the pot with more statements of how much he dislikes the two-time Hart Trophy winner.
“I just hate the guy,” Talbot told The X on Tuesday. “I can’t lie. Sorry. Even more so for a guy like Ovechkin. Like, seriously. Ok. Yeah. I don’t like him.”
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Penguins center Max Talbot is believed to have broken his right foot blocking a shot during the Penguins’ 5-3 victory in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden last night.
Talbot, one of several players hobbled after blocking shots last night, had his foot in a walking boot when he reported to the Garden for practice today.
Team officials declined to discuss the precise nature of Talbot’s injury, or his prognosis. Talbot also declined to talk about it, but when asked if he expects to be able to play again—albeit not at a specific time—he responded simply, “I hope so.”