Steve Dave wrote:
He played on a line with Coutiere(sp?) and Voracek last night, shutting down the Rangers top line. Also, the Flyers are without Hartnell, Briere and Rinaldo.
So they aren't exactly healthy.
Lt. Dish wrote:
columbia wrote:As I recall, he's pulling 4th line duty these days.
I liked Talbot, but he's right where he should be.
Yes, he is now on the 4th line, even with a fully healthy Flyers roster.
I meant to delete the comma and "even" to say he'd be on the 4th line in a healthy Flyers roster.
I'm, like, functionally illiterate today.
Yes, the roster is falling apart right now. Max started the opener on the 2nd line, but I think that was to give him added incentive, as though he needed any facing his old team. Since the Sabres game, he's been on 3th/4th lines, leaving Laviolette to opt to expose Couturier and Read to extended top-6 time. I think he'll pretty much stay there.
Water under the bridge: The Flyers knew they were overpaying for a 3rd liner, so if they're cool with it, then great.
I'll always love the guy and appreciate what he can bring when he plays his A game. I was sad to see him go, and it annoys me just a tad seeing him and Flyers fans embrace each other as they have. But I think I'd be a bit sadder had we paid to make him stay.