RUMOR: Cameron Talbot to the Calgary Flames

According to many credible sources, including TSN's Pierre LeBrun and Frank Seravalli, there is a high possibility that UFA goaltender Cam Talbot makes his way to the other side of the battle of Alberta come July 1st.

Talbot had a sub-par season last year, posting a combined 11-17-3 record between the Oilers and Flyers, including a .892 percentage and a 3.40 goals against average between the 2 teams.

The Flames go into the off-season with questions surrounding their goaltending. 37-year old Mike Smith is a UFA come July 1st, and David Rittich received a qualifying offer, meaning he will get paid after his amazing breakout season with a 27-9-5 record for the Flames last season. Rittich will more than likely be the starter for the Flames, however Talbot would be a perfect 1B goaltender, and after a bad season for Talbot, the Flames could probably get him cheap.

As others have pointed out, Cam Talbot and the Flames seem like a good fit. Calgary still looking at all options and Talbot’s camp still talking to other teams, but it’s a decent possibility.
Pierre LeBrun, Twitter, @PierreVLeBrun

With Jon Gilles and Tyler Parsons with Stockton, the Flames AHL affiliate, and not yet ready for the NHL, the 1A/1B option of Rittich and Talbot sounds very solid for a Flames team ready to cup contend for next season. It would be good for Talbot to not be thrown into a starting position, as he needs to re-establish himself as a good NHL goalie.

The Flyers also remain in the running to re-sign Talbot. We will see come July 1st...