Buzz: The Rangers wanted to sign Cam Talbot for more than one-year

Cam Talbot12/20/14 | 2:41PM: Talbot said that (NYR):

  • He is glad to be able to focus on working with Benoit Allaire and studying under Henrik Lundqvist.
  • He wouldn’t be where he is without Allaire and that Allaire makes coming to the rink everyday fun.

12/19/14 | 6:40PM:Cam Talbot’s agent said that it was tempting to test free agency but his client decided to sign an extension because he likes the Rangers and especially Benoit Allaire. (Daily News)

He added that the Rangers wanted to lock Talbot up longer-term but Talbot wants to be a number one goalie at some point and didn’t want to tie himself up for more than a year. (Daily News)

Talbot’s agent says that the plan is for Talbot to continue to learn and develop and maybe a chance at being a number one goalie will come about next year. (Daily News)

News: Cam Talbot signs a ONE-YEAR extension worth $1.45 million

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2:07PM: Cam Talbot has signed a one-year extension with the Rangers worth $1.45 million that will keep him with the Rangers at least through the 2015-16 season. (Larry Brooks)

Talbot’s contract was due to expire this summer and he would have been a UFA.

He is currently in the final year of a two-year deal worth a total of $1.125 million. This season Talbot is on a one-way contract with a salary of $575,500. His current cap hit is $562,500.

Talbot is 14-9-2 in his NHL career and has a career GAA of 1.80 and save percentage of .936.

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The Rangers currently have 11 players under contract for next season.

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Read: Cam Talbot on last night’s game

Cam TalbotCam Talbot’s shutout streak ended last night after 159 minutes and 48 seconds when the Red Wings scored at the 14:14 mark of the second period.

Talbot stopped 31 of 34 shots and Steve Valiquette said on Hockey Night Live that Talbot’s nerves seemed to get the best of him in the second period. He said that Talbot started giving up more rebounds.

He said that on the second goal the puck was just laying in front of the crease and that he wasn’t doing a good job with his rebounds. (NYR)

On the game winning goal, Talbot said that he didn’t get much of it but it’s a shot he needs to make a save on. (NYR)

Read: The big strength that is Cam Talbot’s puck handling

Cam TalbotAlain Vigneault said on Friday that Cam Talbot’s ability to handle the puck is a “big plus” for the team and his ability to do that helps disrupt the forecheck of the opposition.

He said that while handling the puck is one of Talbot’s “real strong suits,” Henrik Lundqvist has gotten much better in the nearly year and a half since Vigneault became coach. Vigneault said that both goalies spend a lot of time with Benoit Allaire on it.

Talbot said on Friday that he spends a lot of time working with Benoit Allaire before practice on handling the puck and he tries to use that skill to break up the forecheck and help out the defense.

Ryan McDonagh said that Talbot has worked on handling the puck a lot since the two first played together in 2010 in Hartford. He said that Talbot’s confidence with the puck helps out the defense and allows the Rangers to spend less time in their own zone. (NYR)

Note: Cam Talbot starting tomorrow against the Red Wings (Updates)

Cam Talbot5:23PM: From the Rangers game notes: “Cam Talbot enters tomorrow’s contest with a personal shutout streak of 125:34, dating back to the third period on Nov. 8 at Toronto. Talbot has posted five shutouts in 24 career NHL starts, and has registered a 9-5-1 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .937 SV%, and 4 SO in 16 career road appearances. He is tied for seventh in the NHL in shutouts (two) this season.”

Ryan McDonagh said that Talbot has a great approach to his role and takes a lot of extra shots if he knows he won’t be playing. McDonagh adds that Talbot always makes sure he is prepared when called upon.” (NYR)

3:19PM: Talbot spoke with the media on Friday (NYR)

  • On his last start in Detroit, “It was a memorable one for me. I got my first win in that building and it came in dramatic fashion with Brass scoring with 30 seconds left in OT. It was a memorable night personally and also a huge win for the team at that point in the season because after that we started to build momentum.”

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News: Cam Talbot starts tomorrow

Cam Talbot starts tomorrow against the Flyers in Philadelphia. (NYR)

Henrik Lundqvist will start on Saturday against the Flyers at MSG. (NYR)

Talbot stopped 31 Flyers shots last Wednesday.