Report: Cam Talbot on the trade block

No doubt about it, Mikko Koskinen has replaced Cam Talbot between the pipes so far this season. Having not won a single game in a month, it seems like Talbot has been having some difficulties so far this season and according to NHL reporter Frank Seravalli, the Edmonton Oilers could be putting Cam Talbot on the trade block.


Talbot, 31, is in his last year of a three-year, $4,166,667 AAV contract he signed during his first season in Edmonton during the 2015-16 season. Talbot is having difficulties this season posting a .889 save percentage through 15 games.

On the other hand, Koskinen who is a year younger than Talbot has thrived since the Oilers signed him to a one-year, $2,5 million contract that got him out of the Kontinental Hockey League last summer. In 10 games this season, he's posted a .923 save percentage and 2.29 goals allowed average.

Both goaltenders are unrestricted free agents this summer, but how would a trade involving Talbot happen? The Oilers could go for a soon-to-be unrestricted free-agent also, maybe even get a draft pick or a prospect. Maybe even a top-six forward, but trading the Ontario comes at a risk, like any trade. Although Koskinen has thrived without a problem, who's to say his good luck can't come to an abrupt end like former Edmonton goaltenders such as Ben Scrivens or Anders Nilsson.

In your opinion should the Oilers opt to trade Cam Talbot or wait it out to see if Koskinen will crumble?

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