5:08 PM EDT, Sun May 29, 2016

Max Talbot's troubling 2015-16 season report card

A holdover from Chiarelli's death throes, Talbot struggled to be truly effective for a team that desperately needed a veteran presence at the bottom of the roster. Maxime Talbot came to the Bruins in March 2015 as a last-ditch effort by GM Peter Chiarelli to inject some "grit" and "veteran presence" into what became a Close Encounter of the First Kind with the playoffs. The departure of Shawn Thornton (tears) left a massive crack in the Bruins' grit wall, and Talbot was supposed to be the mortar that saved the '14-'15 season. Acquired from Colorado for Jordan Caron, Talbot had two assists...

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