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2015 NHL Draft: Cam Talbot Traded To Edmonton For Three Draft Picks

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The New York Rangers were busy on the draft floor today, and completed their second deal by sending Talbot to the Oilers.

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A few minutes after dealing Carl Hagelin to the Anaheim Ducks, Glen Sather completed his second deal of the day involving goaltender Cam Talbot. According to multiple reports, the deal included Talbot heading to the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for the 57th pick, 79th pick, and 184th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Obviously it was quite an underwhelming return after what was being reported yesterday, but the Rangers still got quite a return for their backup goaltender. After it's all said and done, the Rangers were able to gain three extra picks in this deep draft, and also cut some salary off of their payroll in the process.

As it stands right now, following the two trades, the Rangers have approximately $13,350,000 million to spend on a backup goaltender, along with re-signing Derek Stepan, Emerson Etem, J.T. Miller, and Jesper Fast. This extra space also gives the Rangers some breathing room to sign a free agent or two, as well as adding a 7th defenseman if they don't plan on dipping into the farm system for one.

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