NHL Rumors: Minnesota Wild Goaltender Requesting Trade

Minnesota Wild netminder Cam Talbot was surprised and a touch disappointed with the team's decision to extend Marc-Andre Fleury for two more seasons. Talbot has been fighting to be a #1 starter almost his entire career and some have suggested the end could be near for his time in Minny.

Talbot and Wild general manager Bill Guerin are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss the team's plan. At this point, Guerin wants to keep Talbot in the mix and go with the tandem approach of veterans for next season, however it appears Talbot would prefer to play elsewhere on a team where he can start the majority of games.

We've seen several goalie moves this week with more to come as free agency is right around the corner. Some teams who could be interested in Talbot include the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres.

The 35-year-old Talbot is signed for the 2022-23 season at $3.66 million and is coming off a season where he posted a 2.76 goals against average and a.911 save %. His only start in the Stanley Cup Playoffs was one to forget, however if you look back at his postseason stats, he's good for a .924 save % . Certainly a number that will grab the attention of general managers across the league.

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