At Howlings, Bruce Berlet spoke with Cam Talbot about where he is in regards to the Rangers goalie situation.
“I’m just trying to keep my level as high as possible and carry that over into the season,” Talbot said. “Bennie gives me all the tools I need, and it’s just up to me to go out and execute, so the game is pretty easy if you take it from there. I am just glad that I was able to make a pretty good first impression.”
Talbot was sent to Hartford on Saturday.
It was a good move to send him down, even though it would have been nice for him to keep working with Benoit Allaire and watch Henrik Lundqvist. He needs to do battle for the top spot in Hartford with Chad Johnson and that is more important to the team and his development than being third string and not getting a lot of time in Europe.
I was impressed with Talbot. I don’t think that I had ever watched him before, but he was calm and very sound positionally. His glove was excellent as he made save after save with it. They mentioned on the broadcast that Benoit Allaire was very high on him, and last night was a good reason why. He is 24 and maybe he could develop into the Rangers back up goalie of the future.
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….The top line for the ‘Pack, Kris Newbury, Dane Byers and Jeremy Williams played very well. Maybe Jeremy Williams can get a call up if necessary. The guy can score, not sure he can do anything else though
He was so under the radar that Hockey’s Future doesn’t seem to have any mention of him anywhere. He has an interesting story and one that is easy to get behind, especially if he continues to play well.
I find it interesting that him and Scott Stajcer said roughly the same thing, which is that they feel more comfortable and play better when they face 40 or so shots. It gets them more focused and into the zone, but it’s also more opportunities against. I guess it’s better to be constantly facing shots and staying fresh that way than having to do it on your own and only face a few.