TSN.ca reports that Maxime Talbot blasted Alex Ovechkin to the media yesterday as part of a promotion for the 2011 NHL Winter Classic. Talbot stated that he hated Ovechkin, among other disparaging remarks.
This is coming from a guy who has scored fewer career goals (44, in 306 games) than Ovechkin has in each of his 5 NHL seasons (lowest total being 46 in 06-07). This 8th round pick who suddenly develops a loud mouth and achieves cult status in Pittsburgh because of Game 7 heroics (proving that even a blind squirrel can find a nut), feels the need to rip into someone 5 seasons into a Hall of Fame career, instead of shutting his mouth like the role player he is. This is a guy, who has had one great game in his career, and other than that has barely been a speck on the radar, going after someone who has been lauded as a superstar since before he was drafted.
I just cannot understand why this guy:
thinks he can talk trash about anyone in the league.