Thanks alot guys...Talbot seems to be playing well. Think he has a NHL future?
This year he has a couple players ahead of him. Whitfield, Linglet, Martin Kariya, and Glumac. Injuries can change the depth chart. Talbot hasn't had his great games when Davidson and Murray have been in Peoria. The other players have stood out in those games, all loses.
I think Talbot's chances of making the Blues roster depend on if Linglet has a chance. ECHL free agent, signed to AHL contract, and given a NHL contract. If Linglet doesn't get an opportunity to play for the Blues during his 2 year contract, Talbot might not be given a NHL option.
Talbot has stepped his game up to a top line AHL player and needs to force the Blues or another NHL team to give him the chance. I don't think he is ready at this time.