Sometimes our expectations for certain players are unrealistic.
One season alone cannot be a measuring stick for a guy. Chances are that if we were to pick any player and search for his career stats, there would be at least one season that does not fit in with the rest.
It just happens. It could be due to the team he was on that season, the line he played on, something personal off the ice working as motivation, or any number of things.
For Maxime Talbot, that season was last season with the Flyers.