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Cam Talbot Signs Big Deal with Minnesota Wild

Cam Talbot signs a three-year contract with the Minnesota Wild. It’s a deal worth a total of $11 million.

Despite the fact the goaltending market was flooded with strong candidates, former Calgary Flames netminder Cam Talbot has hit it out of the park in NHL free agency. Talbot has signed a three-year deal worth a total of $11 million.

The Wild were looking to add a goaltender after moving Devan Dubnyk in a trade to the San Jose Sharks. They decided that goalie was Talbot and they committed to him long-term.

Talbot hasn’t really been a full-time starter since the 2017-18 season when he was with the Edmonton Oilers. In that season he led the league with 67 appearances and registered a .908 save percentage. After that season, things went sour for Talbot and the team chose to move on, trading him to the Philadelphia Flyers. He wound up in Calgary last season and split time with David Rittich.

Wild Are Taking a Bit of a Gamble Here

This past season, Talbot’s numbers improved slightly but it’s difficult to know if the Wild made the right call by giving him a three-year worth more than $3.5 million per season. The reaction in Minnesota is mixed as the some of the comments don’t understand why the Wild trade a 34 year old goalie to sign an 33 year old goalie.

There were quite a few names available in the market.

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