Oh Max. I cannot stay mad at you. I needed a day to cool off and now I just want to hug you and say everything will be okay, except for that hideous sweater you’ll have to wear. But your Christmas sweater was a good warm-up. If anyone could pull off nuclear orange, it’s you.
Max did an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review [link] and said:
I don’t want to be thought of as a traitor. I know it’s emotional for fans for me to be leaving for the Flyers, but I hope I’ll still have some support. It’s going be tough for fans to accept.
On Evgeni Malkin’s reaction:
“I just texted him (Saturday) about this, but when he heard last week that I wasn’t going to be a Penguin anymore he sent me a text that was so Geno. It just said, ‘Why?Evgeni Malkin, marc-andre fleury, Max Talbot, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby