When The Wild announced last Thursday that Marc-André Fleury had signed a new two-year deal to stay in Minnesota, unfortunate: Cam Talbot. In fact, before Fleury joined Wild, Talbot was the number 1 goalkeeper on the team and had obviously just lost that position for the next two years.
In the following days, we were treated with tension between the two parties. Talbot’s agent said that Bill Guerin, Wild’s GM, would have to “think about a lot of things”, to which Guerin replied that he had “absolutely nothing to do” in this matter.
Guerin: “I have nothing to do. Cam Talbot is under contract. George can say what he wants. My team is ready right now, and that’s the way it is. We can have all the discussions we want. Cam is a member of our team. We really like Cam. All we try to do is win” https://t.co/F1CNuUH8je
—Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) July 8, 2022
But obviously, Guerin I had something to do in the file. Talbot wasn’t happy in Minnesota and obviously wanted to win back a No. 1 goalie chair in the NHL.
And that’s exactly what happened today, when Wild announced that Talbot had been traded to the Ottawa Senators for another goalie, Filip Gustavsson.
Frank Seravalli reported the information first, which has since been confirmed by both teams.
— Communications Sens (@Media_Sens) July 12, 2022
Since the beginning of the offseason, we feel that the Senators are in mode buyers. After the trade that brought Alex DeBrincat to town and after getting rid of Matt Murray’s contract, there is a marked improvement in Talbot’s network.
And all this without having to pay a lot of money.
Summary of the 3 Dorion transactions in the last week:
Alex De Brincat
1st round pick
2nd round pick
2 third-round picks
seventh round pick
Reasonable price for a good lineup upgrade.
—Guillaume Villemaire (@GVillemaire13) July 12, 2022
Also, speaking of the trade that sent Murray to Toronto, I really wonder why the team didn’t want to consider Talbot instead. We are not talking about a Vézina contender, but about a cap blow At $3.667 million, Talbot is a very honest goalkeeper who comes at less risk than Murray.
In any case.
For Wild, we get rid of a good goalkeeper, but clearly, this file was starting to become a thorn in Bill Guerin’s side. Talbot obviously wanted to quit to find a No. 1 goalkeeper chair and the team didn’t want to risk making things worse.
At least the Wild don’t walk away empty-handed: Gustavsson isn’t young anymore, but at 24, he still has time to develop and become the NHL’s No. 1 goalie in a few short years. Maybe he’ll be the one to take the reins at net for the team in two years when Fleury’s contract is up?
In short, a case was settled in Minnesota, and it seems to me that the senators smelled the good deal. We’ll see if that’s the case in the coming months, but senators are clearly hungry and I doubt they’re done shopping.
A lot of
– New contract
evgeny malkin Pierre-Olivier Joseph in Pittsburgh.
The Penguins have re-signed defenseman PO Joseph (@POJoseph15) to a two-year contract.
The one-way deal begins in 2022.23 and runs through the 2023.24 season and has an average annual value of $825,000. https://t.co/pwqxJ2RyDx
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 12, 2022
– Great battles between Juraj Slafkovsky and Oliver Kapanen in the development field of CH.
I love his battles with Oliver Kapanen (#89), who is a solid, well-rounded center and a year older. This camp is full of talent and Slave is discovering it. Good for him… good for all of them. https://t.co/QNLdo5kY9d
—Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) July 12, 2022
And speaking of Slafkovsky, the latter already understands the rivalry well Montreal-Toronto!
Freshly recruited by the Canadian, Juraj Slafkovsky wasted no time before soaking up the rivalry with the Maple Leafs! 😂 pic.twitter.com/wsMNcW4g5Y
— The 5 to 7 (@5a7RDS) July 12, 2022
— Priyanta Emrith (@HabsInHighHeels) July 12, 2022
– Hard hit in Arizona.
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