Talbot Wants $2 Million Per Season

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Money is the reason Max Talbot has played his last game as a Pittsburgh Penguin.

This past weekend, Pens GM Ray Shero let it be known that Talbot rejected a contract offer from the team.

According to sources, the deal offered to Talbot was for between $800,000 and $900,000.

That figure is alot less than Talbot is looking to earn in possibly his last big NHL contract.

This morning, Nick Kypreos is reporting that Talbot is looking for a contract in the range of 4 years worth $8 million.

It’s a seller’s market so someone might offer him that, but it won’t be the Penguins.

Since Talbot won’t be returning to Pittsburgh, we believe Shero is attempting to trade Talbot’s negotiating rights.

I”m hearing that Toronto, Chicago and San Jose are all talking with Shero.

Like the situation with Jagr, if something is going to happen, it’s going to have to happen today.

  • Diane

    Talbot is worth every penny of 2 million. He is an amazing penalty killer, excellent passer, and the type of personality that fills the seats. Management never gives enough credit to the team player/fan favorite!

    • Christine

      Please keep your sexist remarks to yourself. While some women may not be able to analyze the game of hockey, I can assure you that there are a lot of us out there who can, including me.

    • CharlotteSteelers/Pens/Pirate/PittFan

      I would rather give that $2 million a year to Jagr who can greatly improve our chances of winning than Talbot ever did.

      • Anonymous

        Jagr is over…he’s the only one who doesn’t seem to get that…and have you forgotten how he left? Talbot is nearly over…he’s just a great personality you hate to see leave the city, but time marches on and if the Pens are to remain competitive, they have to move on as well.

  • Christine

    Though Talbot has a great personality and brings a lot of excitement to Pgh., he hasn’t really produced in the last couple years. With the exception of the two goals in the Stanley Cup final game, he hasn’t done anything. While that was HUGE, that’s past history, and the Pens need to move on. They need offense that can score, and as much as I’d hate to see Talbot leave, I can understand why the Pens don’t want to offer him as much as he wants.

  • Steve

    I don’t know how you can think the he deserves 2 million a year. Dupuis is making 1.5 and is better player than Max. I don’t want to see Max leave, but there is no way the Penguins are going to pay 2 mill a year.

  • Cash

    I love Max, but lets get real….$2 million?

  • Amy

    This is the first time anything has been mentioned about Talbot wanting $2 million a seaon – I love Talbot but, come on. They were saying he would take the deduction and get 800-900K if they signed him for 4 years, not 3. I can’t see him now saying he wants $2 million a season. I don’t know how factual this article is.

  • Cody

    I will be shocked if Max gets a 2 million per year deal. He is good on the pk and as a teammate that’s it. He survived 3 years in this city b/c of the goals he scored in game 7. When Sid and Geno went down he disappeared even more. a good player yes but there are young guys in the minors that can do exactly what he did last season at half the cost. I’d rather seen that money to go Kennedy and Jagr

  • Nick Manning

    2 million for a 4th line player, see ya Max.

  • Ron

    If there are any fans out there that may remember we did have a team long before the new milineum. We had always played to the fan favorite or the folk hero player that fills seats (even though that was hard pressed even then) and the team held on to more than a few players past their prime and worth. Not often, but it does happen. Shero made a staement when he refused to give too much to Bill Guerin. Guerin would have been a bargain at 2 million and that was never completed. Max is just like any other spirited hockey player that when he is gone to another organization or from the game entirety; his folk lore will out live his worth and disappointments. I applaud the team for not pulling a Pirates situation or having an over rated fan favorite determine their payroll. Thanks for the memories, Max and I wish you the best. 2 million is an unbelievable stretch!

  • Thanks Max!

    See ya Max! He did disappear last season. I understand him wanting more money…I hope he gets it. Another fan favorite will arise. We have Iceburg! Spend your money wisely and on much better talent.

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