Option 1: Cam Talbot
2018-2019 wasn’t so kind to Cam Talbot. He started out with the Edmonton Oilers before he was moved to the Philadelphia Flyers in a trade. Unfortunately for Talbot, he didn’t have much luck in either destination.
Talbot finished the year with a .892 save percentage and a 3.40 goals against average. That’s now back to back rough seasons at age 30 and 31 but is he a product of his environment? In years past Talbot was fairly productive.
In 2016-2017 he had a .919 save percentage and a 2.39 goals against average. He finished fourth in Vezina voting that year. For most of Talbot’s career, he’s been a serviceable NHL goalie.
If the Islanders are looking for a one-year stop-gap Cam Talbot would be just that. Sign him to a one-year deal around $2 million and let Mitch Korn and Piero Greco go to work on him as they did with Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss.
Talbot also has playoff experience playing 15 games with the Rangers and the Oilers. His career playoff numbers are 7-7 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.48 goals against average.