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Edmonton/Philadelphia Goalie Trade

Edmonton Oilers release,

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anthony Stolarz from Philadelphia in exchange for goaltender Cam Talbot.

Stolarz, 25, has appeared in 12 games for Philadelphia this season, with a 4-3-3 record, a 3.33 GAA and a .902 SV%.

The 6’6”, 210-pound goaltender is in his second NHL season, and fifth as a professional.  The native of Edison, NJ was originally a second round draft pick of Philadelphia, 45th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.

Stolarz played for the U.S. at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship, finishing fifth overall.  He played for the OHL’s London Knights from 2012-14, appearing in two Memorial Cups and capturing one OHL Championship


added 6:37am, from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Keith Gretzky accomplished what Peter Chiarelli seemingly never could. He won a trade. His first one, as a matter of fact.

This isn’t to say that the Philadelphia Flyers got fleeced when they took Cam Talbot in exchange for Anthony Stolarz. Not at all. The Flyers got the support for young starter Carter Hart that they felt they required, and with Hart’s emergence, the 25-year-old Stolarz became expendable for Philly.

But let’s look at this deal from Gretzky’s perspective, an interim general manager in Edmonton who has inherited perhaps the most mismanaged cap in the National Hockey League today.

Gretzky was under pressure to drop $1.3 million in cap space by Tuesday, to make room for the return of defenceman Andrej Sekera, currently on a conditioning assignment in the AHL. That acute need put Gretzky in a position of weakness, and everyone across the NHL knew it.

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