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Talbot Watch | Brent not returning?

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From Renaud Lavoie of RDS:

The rights of Maxim Talbot were traded to the Maple Leafs. They have until noon july first to make a deal.

There you have it, from a legit source. Bob McKenzie is now reporting that Talbot has not been dealt to the Leafs, and that his agent is free to talk to numerous teams.

McKenzie adds:

OK, my turn for a correction. PIT granted permission for Talbot’s rep to talk only to TOR for 48 hours commencing Sunday.

The two possibilities stemming from this most recent development is that the Leafs are going to take their chances in unrestricted free agency, or Burke didn’t like the going rate and Talbot is out of the picture. Essentially, after all this, we know nothing.

We’ll keep updating as more becomes available. In other news, there is some talk unsigned forward Tim Brent, who gained a lot of fans as the season progressed and seemed like a fit at fourth line center, will not be returning next season. Brent told TheRecord.com:

“As much as I would love for it to be Toronto, unfortunately, by the looks of it, it’s not going to be,”

“To be honest, I haven’t heard from them,” Brent said.

“The disappointing thing is I gave everything I could to playing for the Maple Leafs.”

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