Thread: Player Discussion: Cam Talbot Appreciation
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01-18-2014, 07:29 PM
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Who knows how Talbot would handle the pressure of being THE GUY for EVERY GAME. We have no idea how he'd handle that heavy of a workload.

We kind of do from his AHL performance when he had to play something like 30 games in a row behind the league's worst defensive team. People will say that the AHL is different than the NHL, and no doubt it is, but the chances he faced there were ridiculous. On a regular basis, usually in the third period, the team would break down and start giving up the puck right in front of him half a dozen times in half a period.

AHL players are inferior to NHLers, but I don't think it's easier to stop a breakaway in the AHL than it is to stop a slapper from the blue line.

There's nothing to suggest he can't handle a massive game load and keep up his performance. That's been his MO in Alabama and Hartford. If anything, there were questions how he'd handle playing one every other week as a backup.

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