Cam Talbot is soon to be headed to the NHL All-Star Game in Toronto, and he may be a short-term answer for the Maple Leafs in net.
As much flack the Leafs have gotten the past few seasons for their 1A/1B approach, unless Woll has a late-season surge that shows he can fully handle the grind of being a full time NHL starter, there is an argument for a veteran like Talbot to share the crease with until Toronto has confidence in it's goalie situation.
Talbot is making $1M until the end of the year, a potential trade deadline add, or a free agent signing for next season.
Having a rebound season for the Los Angeles Kings, Talbot currently has a 14-11-5 record on the year for the Kings, with a 2.44GAA and a .915 save %, although he's been in a rough patch as of recent, having only won 1 of his last 10 games as of the time of this article. (hockeydb.com)
There's good and bad to Talbot, both sides having arguments for and against Talbot, although what may come down to it is cost, what the price is for an All-Star, albeit, one dealing with a recent bout of consistency issues, although a clear NHL goalie.
Whether for this season or next, Talbot is a potential add that makes sense for a Toronto team needing a solid tandem.
Here's reasons for and against the potential add of Cam Talbot for the Toronto Maple Leafs.