According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the safest bet heading into the NHL Draft (June 26-27) is the Rangers dealing Cam Talbot.
Here’s more from his piece:
Several well-placed sources report there is a “significant” amount of interest in the soon-to-be 28-year-old goaltender, with inquiries not confined to clubs seeking a No. 1, but from some as well looking for a backup.
The Rangers are seeking to maximize the return in draft picks for the netminder, who was the team’s most valuable player the second half of the season during Henrik Lundqvist’s extended absence.
In his second NHL season Talbot proved he’s capable of handling a staring role as he took over when Henrik Lundqvist was sidelined with a vascular injury.
Talbot finished the 2014-15 season with a 21-9-4 record to go along with a 2.21 G.A.A. and a .926 save percentage in 36 appearances.
He is owed $1.45 million for next season before becoming an unrestricted free agent.