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A Reflective Cam Talbot

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

On Dec. 27, the Calgary Flames will make the three-hour trek north for their first meeting with Talbot’s former club, the Edmonton Oilers — payors of his most significant contract and granters of his first real shot to stick as a starter in the National Hockey League.

"It’s kinda weird we don’t play till December," says Talbot, now finding himself aligned with the southern front of the Battle of Alberta. "It’s always been a heated rivalry, and I’ve been part of it for four years. It’s always an exciting time. I’m excited for the opportunity to switch sides."...

The last line of defence on a young club blessed with the most exhilarating forward in a lightyear, Talbot’s Oilers weren’t supposed to only qualify for the post-season once in his tenure.

He certainly wasn’t supposed to fumble hold of the starter’s gig to an unproven KHL import in his 30s, nor post a career-worst .892 save percentage and 3.40 goals-against average — the worst stat line of any NHL goaltender who played at least 30 games in 2018-19.

Nor was he supposed to be rented for spare parts to Philadelphia, where veteran goalies get recycled like every other Tuesday morning. Or watch his salary plummet from a career-high $4.2 million to less than $3 million.

"A perfect storm. Injuries to key players on the team. Some things went not so well for myself," says the Caledonia, Ont., native when we speak to him in Toronto. He’d much rather focus forward than pick apart the past.

"Once you start overthinking things, you’re not playing your game. You’re trying to do too much. I’ve taken some time this summer to step back and do what’s made me successful. Heading into training camp, I’ll be ready to play."

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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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Video- A Goalie Swap Between The Edmonton Oilers And Philadelphia Flyers?

One question, why would the Flyers want Cam Talbot?  This season- 31 games played, 3.36 GAA and a ave percentage of .893.

Via Sportsnet,

The Hockey Central panel takes a look at Cam Talbot and Brian Elliott potentially being involved in a trade that could make sense for both the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers.

 

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Video- Cam Talbot Not A Happy Goalie

The Coyotes won 1-0 today.

 

 

Watch the goal below, which I assume Talbot was not happy about...

added 7:57pm, Below, watch Coach McLellan post-game...

added 9:53pm, below, watch Talbot post-game...

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Cam Talbot Needs To Be Better

from Jim Matheson at the Edmonton Sun,

Five-on-five, Talbot’s save percentage is .916, but it’s .829 on the penalty-kill, mostly because the players in front of him were so dreadful, especially at home, for weeks and weeks before turning it around.

“We’re about 90 per cent the last little while, but my play usually dictates the power play (success),” he said.

Talbot is his own worst critic, so you won’t find him tap-dancing around his play.

“Maybe I don’t have to steal games, but I have to give us a chance to win,” he said. “The difference this year and last is my consistency. I’ve had some good games but others I want back and I have to eliminate those ones.”

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Afternoon Line- Cam Talbot

I don’t think we’re that far off from making the playoffs, to be honest with you. I think one more piece [on defence] and we’ve got all the talent up front we’ve always had and added more talent via free agency and the draft. When you shore up the back end, which is what Peter’s trying to do, as long as I do my part, I think we could definitely battle for a playoff spot this year and next year and go from there.

-Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers.  Read more from Talbot in a Q & A with Luke Fox of Sportsnet.

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A Three-Year Contract Extension For Cam Talbot

 

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Oh boy, off-season power rankings!

I have little time for power rankings, but for those of you who are interested in such lists, Sportsnet's Luke Fox penned a list of rankings based upon NHL teams' offseason moves or the lack thereof:

1. Edmonton Oilers: Any off-season that begins with Connor McDavid should be half decent. But it's what happened before the draft (but after the lottery) — securing a bona fide GM in Peter Chiarelli and head coach in Todd McLellan — that should give the Oilers faithful the most hope. Chiarelli wasted no time addressing the team's weaknesses in net (Cam Talbot) and along the blueline (Andrej Sekera). Mark Letestu is a wise depth signing, and playing hardball with Justin Schultz shows the new-look Oilers are to be taken seriously. Also: Their new alternate sweaters look sick.

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2. Dallas Stars: Trader Jim went after it again, this time landing Patrick Sharp from the Blackhawks, goalie Antti Niemi from San Jose, and inking Johnny Oduya in free agency. An already loaded offence just got scarier. “We have as good a team on paper as anybody in the league," says Tyler Seguin.

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3. Buffalo Sabres: Landing franchise pivot Jack Eichel in the draft immediately puts the Sabres in the upper ranks here, but the trades for Robin Lehner and Ryan O'Reilly have instilled faith that GM Tim Murray — aggressive in pursuit of his targets even if he doesn't always land them (McDavid, Babcock) — is rebuilding the right way. Nice opportunity for Dan Bylsma to get his coaching career back on track with low expectations.

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Fox continues, and if there was any doubt that these rankings are arbitrary...

20. Detroit Red Wings: Bad news: Try as they did, the Red Wings lost Mike Babcock. Good news: They had coach Jeff Blashill waiting in the, er, wings (sorry). Re-signing Gustav Nyquist for a fair price and hiring help from veterans Mike Green (too expensive at $6 million per season) and Brad Richards shows fans that the playoff aspirations won't die with Babcock's departure.

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Cam Talbot Traded To The Edmonton Oilers

 

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Cam Talbot Still A Member Of The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night.

But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames, Oilers, Sabres, Stars, Sharks and Panthers — as the day began, necessarily overplayed his hand.

Nor does it mean Talbot will remain a Ranger by the end of Saturday, when rounds two through seven will be conducted.

Indeed, The Post has learned the Flames, who sent the 15th, 45th and 52nd overall selections to the Bruins for Dougie Hamilton in the afternoon, intend to go back at it and submit a bid for the Blueshirts’ incumbent understudy to Henrik Lundqvist.

Additionally, The Post has learned the Panthers have offered 25-year-old center Jimmy Hayes, older brother of the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes, to the Blueshirts as part of a package for Talbot, who would then become Roberto Luongo’s backup, at least for the short-term.

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Report- Offers For Cam Talbot

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers are continuing in their quest to acquire a first-rounder in exchange for Cam Talbot, with bidding on the club’s backup goaltender expected to last into Friday, The Post has learned.

Sources report general manager Glen Sather has granted interested parties permission to speak with Talbot’s agent, George Bazos, to gauge the netminder’s interest in their respective cities. Talbot is one way year away from free agency, operating under a $1.45 million contract that cannot be extended until January under CBA regulations.

The Sabres, Oilers, Sharks, Stars and Flames are in the mix for Talbot, for whom the Blueshirts have received offers of, according to one informant, “multiple second-rounders and a high second-rounder plus a pretty good prospect.”

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‘Scouting’ Report On Cam Talbot And Phil Kessel

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

• I asked a scout earlier this week about what the trade value of Rangers’ backup/late-season hero Cam Talbot is likely to be. The answer won’t thrill New York’s fans. “Best-case for the Rangers? If they find someone really desperate? Maybe a second rounder,” the scout said. “More likely, though, a third and a little something on the side. Depends on where the [acquiring team] is picking.” He also said that unless he was blown away by the offer, he’d be inclined to retain Talbot if he was Rangers GM Glen Sather. “He’s cheap [$1.45 million] and reliable. You never know what can happen. He’s quality insurance.”

• The same scout on Toronto’s Phil Kessel: “He's a unique talent, but I don’t know about him. I think he’d excel as a supporting player on a top team, but if that’s true do you want to assume the risk that comes with him? You’d have to have faith in your leadership’s ability to bring him into the mix [and] find him a place where he fits in. It would take him a long time to get out from under [this] cloud, you know? I'd prefer a guy with a lower ceiling who was lower maintenance.”

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Cam Talbot Extension Announced By The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, December 19, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Cam Talbot on a contract extension.

Talbot, 27, has appeared in seven games with the Rangers this season, posting a 2-3-1 record, along with a 2.34 GAA, a .921 SV%, and two shutouts. He is tied for ninth in the NHL in shutouts in 2014-15, and he is the only NHL goaltender with six or fewer starts to post two shutouts this season. Talbot recorded shutouts in back-to-back starts on November 19 vs. Philadelphia and November 28 at Philadelphia, and he has posted the fourth-longest shutout streak in the NHL this season (159:48 from November 8 at Toronto to December 6 at Detroit).

 

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Vladimir Tarasenko beats three Rangers and Cam Talbot via a ‘Kent Nilsson’ move

The St. Louis Blues defeated the New York Rangers 4-3 in a shootout on Monday night, but the game's prettiest goal came from Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, whose 1-1 marker involved beating three Rangers defensemen and then goaltender Cam Talbot with the move all the Swedish NHL'ers like to point out was pioneered by Kent Nilsson, not Peter Forsberg or Henrik Zetterberg:

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