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.

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