When NESN’s Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley asked Bruins head coach Claude Julien what Boston has gotten out of Max Talbot, he needed just two words: “A lot.”
The veteran forward came to the Bruins at the NHL trade deadline, and even though his stats aren’t flashy, his intangibles will be extremely important to Boston. Along with being able to play any forward position, Talbot can lead a team in a way many other guys can’t.
The 31-year-old was drafted in 2002 in the eighth round — which doesn’t even exist anymore — so he can offer a lot of perspective on being successful in the face of adversity.
“Not only is he a positive force, but he has that ability to look players in the eye, core players,” Brickley said before Tuesday’s game against the Ottawa Senators. “Maybe the message from the coach you hear all year kind of disappears, but when you hear it from a peer, the guy that has had this success, coming from where he’s come from, it has meaning.”
Check out more in the video above.
Thumbnail photo via Michael Dwyer/Associated Press
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