This is from Brian Burke, the old NHL executive turned commentator, speaking with Bob Stauffer of the Oilers about the trade value of Edmonton Oilers goalkeeper Cam Talbot: "I don't think you can move it."
You have to take it out, Stauffer asks?
"I don't think you can move it with that salary. I just don't think he can move. But I don't think anyone would want to take UFA to make that much money and hope he can finish the game for the last month of the year."
- In the various trade talks put forward by people in the Edmonton team and even more so by Oilers fans on social media, Cam Talbot was rated, often of high value. So Burke's comments come as difficult truths, but the truth is still: Talbot has little or no value in the trading market.
- This year, when it came to the NHL's initial goalkeeper who had played more than 25 matches, Talbot ranked 28 out of 29 with a saving percentage of 0.896. In comparison, Jimmy Howard from Detroit ranked 10th out of 29 with a percentage of savings of 0.917 and Elliotte Friedman suggested he would have a price at the deadline. "I reported at the beginning of the year that Jimmy Howard and I saw yesterday that it still happened, from one of the local journalists in Detroit," Friedman told Stauffer.
- Do Oilers fans tend to overestimate and overestimate the value of Oilers players? Without doubt. A little of that has happened in recent years with Taylor Hall (especially retrospectively after its 2017-18 year peak) even more with Jordan Eberle, and now with Drake Caggiula.
- Caggiula had several promises as an attacker, but he was not the top two line attacker and the defense here was bad. Like Eberle, I was very suspicious that he was outdated welcoming him with the coaching staff. This does not mean bringing a mediocre person in Brandon Manning fits. But that made Caggiula move understandably. The Oilers should release him and see if he can develop his game in the AHL if he leaves without a claim (which I suspect will be the cause). The players who replaced him in the composition of the players were at least as good as him as a two-way player, not that this was a lot because of the lack of production from Oilers winger.
- As for Talbot, he has a good year here and a good year here. He is an important part of the 2017 playoff team. But if we go back to this year and last year, we see him ranked 26th out of 29 NHL goals that have played more than 60 matches, the beginning of the league. He leaked too many goals against this year and last year.
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