Often referred to as the last line of defense, the goalie is just about as imp a leader as the quarterback is in football. Given that, here is a dive in the Minnesota Wild’s depth at the position with a look at each goalie in the system as well as thoughts towards the future.
Billy Guerin stated on the eve of last year’s free-agency period that the top priority for him and his staff was a goalie and that resulted in the signing of Cam Talbot. The veteran agreed to a 3-year, $11 million dollar deal.
Talbot started the season as the Wild’s No. 1 netminder, and boy, did he own the crease in Minnesota. Posting 19 wins and only eight regulation losses in 33 games , Talbot was tied for 11th in the entire league for wins.
All in all, it was a solid first season for Talbot in Minnesota — a great sign of stability and calmness in the crease moving forward.