Rangers sign G Cam Talbot to a two-year extension

Renaud Lavoie is reporting that the Rangers have signed goalie Cam Talbot to a two-year contract extension tonight.  Talbot is 18-19-1 with a 2.56 GAA and a .918 SV% with the CT Whale this season, where he has played since 2009.  The signing indicates the Rangers have seen a (very) small glimmer of hope that Talbot could be the heir to the throne, but the organization still needs to acquire a legitimate goalie prospect.

The most interesting thing about the news: in year one Talbot will make $550k on a two-way deal, but in 2014-2015, Talbot will get $575k on a one-way NHL contract.  That happens to be the year after Marty Biron’s contract expires.  That doesn’t necessarily mean Talbot is earmarked for Biron’s job, it wouldn’t be too difficult to deal a cheap goalie if it came to that (although it’s still a good bet Biron will be gone after his current deal ends).

This also probably doesn’t speak well toward Scott Stajcer’s future with the franchise.

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  • Pretty sure the reason why Talbot gets a one way deal for 2014-15 is because of his original contract status and his age.

    He will be 27-28 when that 1 way portion kicks in so I think it was the NHL/NHLPA CBA that required he be paid on a 1-way deal.

  • I dont think this has anything to do with who is a better fit at backup goaltender.

    This is them trying to free up cap space in the future. As sad as i will be to see marty go, I understand why.

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