Sports Cam Talbot is a good bet to bounce back in Edmonton Oilers net

18:01  05 june  2018
18:01  05 june  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

The pros and the cons of trading away Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom

  The pros and the cons of trading away Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom Edmonton Oilers insider Bob Stauffer has been pushing the notion that if the team is going to make changes this summer, it will be in the form of a “contract for contract” transaction, with the Oilers moving out a player “with term” on his contract. The leads me to speculate that Oscar Klefbom is on […]Edmonton Oilers insider Bob Stauffer has been pushing the notion that if the team is going to make changes this summer, it will be in the form of a “contract for contract” transaction, with the Oilers moving out a player “with term” on his contract.

Edmonton OIlers GM Peter Chiarelli is now saying the team will likely do nothing major this off-season. Really? David Staples and Bruce McCurdy dig in, looking at moves Chiarelli actually does need to make, such as finding another winger or two, and the coaching staff needs to make

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Edmonton OIlers GM Peter Chiarelli is now saying the team will likely do nothing major this off-season. Really? David Staples and Bruce McCurdy dig in, looking at moves Chiarelli actually does need to make, such as finding another winger or two, and the coaching staff needs to make, including getting the most out of Jesse Puljujarvi.

Is Cam Talbot going to bounce back? His save percentage dropped from .916 and .919 in his two previous seasons to a mediocre .908 last year. Talbot will be 31 next year, advanced middle age for an NHLer.

So there are a few down arrows here.

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

Cameron Solomon Talbot (born July 5, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Talbot grew up in Caledonia, Ontario and started playing with the Caledonia Thunder MHA programs before making the leap to the Hamilton Jr.

What’s next? Mar 25, 2018; Edmonton , Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) reacts to a goal from the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Rogers Place. So, can Talbot bounce back ? His numbers through five seasons suggest that he can.

But I’m optimistic about Talbot returning to form. He’s a good bet to get back to his stronger 2015-17 level of play with the Oilers. I say this partly based on common sense/gut feeling/fan optimism, but also with an eye on his overall strong career and the fact his game didn’t come close to cratering in 2017-18, even in a bad year. His save percentage didn’t utterly implode, nor did he let in that many more bad goals per game. This “bad goals” thing is something we actually measure at The Cult.

Rating goalie play is a challenge, so the only work I’ve tried to do is to attempt to discern how many bad goals they let in each year. These “bad goals” are shots outside of the inner scoring chance zone that go in, or Grade B chances that the goalie should save but lets go through him or around him. Essentially, if the opposing team scores on a non-Grade A shot, the goalie has let in a saveable shot.

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

Cam Talbot is a good bet to bounce back in Edmonton Oilers net . Edmonton Oilers bet on Keegan Lowe for another two years. Pre-season complete, Edmonton Eskimos continue pushing through training camp.

Bet on McLellan coming back with his big guy because he’s the starter and it’s only one off-night. Talbot also has a history of bouncing back from games that aren’t up to his high standards. Edmonton Oilers ’ goalie Cam Talbot , right, sits on the bench next to Kris Russell (4) and Adam

This year we had Jonathan Willis and Bruce McCurdy also making these calls, studying every goal against and trying to figure out if the goalie should have had it or not. The numbers this year represent our consensus viewpoint.

In the end, we’ve determined something that isn’t too surprising, that Talbot wasn’t great but he was a whole lot better than his back-ups Al Montoya, who was mediocre at best, and Laurent Brossoit, who was about as weak as an Oilers goalie has been in the last decade.

In the end, we faulted Talbot on 48 goals against, which works out to 0.77 mistakes per 60 minutes of play, so about four bad goals for every five games he played. This was worse than last year when Talbot let in two bad goals for every three games.

Montoya let in a bad goal every game, on average, while Brossoit let in five bad goals every four games.

Even in his down year, when it comes to letting in bad goals Talbot was about as good as Devan Dubnyk in 2012-13, when Dubnyk was OK (though not good enough to win new GM Craig MacTavish’s vote of confidence), and not as good as Ben Scrivens in 2013-14, when he came in at Christmas and earned a new contract from MacTavish based on his reasonable level of play.

Talbot is the best goalie the Oilers have had since Dwayne Roloson. He’s not so old that he can’t find better form again. In the end, I’d say it’s about 75/25 he finds that better form again. Make sense to you?

That moment when it hits home the Oilers problems on the wing aren't likely going away .
In the last few years, the Edmonton Oilers have traded away strong attack wingers like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Patrick Maroon. The team’s attack did not suffer in 2016-17, largely due to the emergence of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid’s good health. But lack of attacking power was an issue on the team in […]In the last few years, the Edmonton Oilers have traded away strong attack wingers like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Patrick Maroon. The team’s attack did not suffer in 2016-17, largely due to the emergence of Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid’s good health.

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