Rangers trade Cam Talbot to Edmonton for draft picks

The New York Rangers have traded Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers for three draft picks. The Rangers will get picks 57, 79, and 184 in this draft. Edmonton also gets pick 209.

Talbot played 36 games with the Rangers this year, and basically saved the Rangers when Henrik Lundqvist went down with his vascular injury. Talbot posted a 21-9-4 record with a 2.21 GAA and .926 SV% over that time, steadying the Rangers during what could have been a rough stretch. In 21 games last year, Talbot put up a remarkable 1.64 GAA and a .941 SV%.

The value for Talbot was sky high, and it would have been silly for the Rangers to hold on to a guy that was only going to play 20-25 games, and none after April.