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JUN 27, 6:34p ET | Puck Drunk Love
Rotowire: Jun 27 / 8:31a ET
News: Talbot was acquired Saturday by the Oilers from the Rangers in exchange for picks in the second, third, and seventh rounds. Along with Talbot, the Rangers shipped their seventh-round choice to Edmonton in the deal.
Impact: Talbot has quietly been one of the league's better backups in his two NHL seasons, compiling a 33-15-0 record, 2.00 GAA, and .931 save percentage across 57 career games. As a result of those efforts, he'll earn his first crack at a No. 1 job with the Oilers in 2015-16, though the move from one of the league's better defensive units in New York to one of its worst in Edmonton will surely ding his overall numbers. Even with the Oilers adding a generational talent to their corps through the draft in top pick Connor McDavid, the defense remains a tremendous weakness, as has been the case for nearly a decade. Talbot should amount to an upgrade over Ben Scrivens in net, but he'll need the young blueliners Justin Schultz, Oscar Klefbom, and Griffin Reinhart to make major strides during the upcoming season in order to ascend to middle-tier status among fantasy goalies.
StatsLLC: Jun 27 / 12:00a ET
News: The Edmonton Oilers got their goaltender, acquiring Cam Talbot from the New York Rangers. On a busy day of trades Saturday at the NHL draft, the Oilers sent the 57th, 79th and 184th picks to New York for Talbot and the 209th pick.
Impact: Talbot has just 57 games of NHL experience, but at age 27 he could still blossom into a starter. He has a year left on his contract and can be an unrestricted free agent next summer.