Cam Talbot insists he holds ‘no hard feelings’ towards Minnesota Wild

Cam Talbot says he holds no ill-will towards Minnesota Wild despite being replaced and traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Minnesota Wild threw a two-year deal worth $7million per season at Marc-Andre Fluery on July 7, essentially ending Talbot’s chances of being a starting goaltender.

He was then traded to Ottawa for Filip Gustavsson, and ultimately Talbot believes it is the best outcome for all parties.

“For me, there’s no hard feelings,” Talbot said. “I said at the end of the year I wanted to be back, I expected to be back. But again, things happen over the summer between Billy, myself, my agent and just talking about stuff like that and the plan moving forward. Maybe it was just best to move on a little bit. So unfortunately, it didn’t work out.

“I have no ill will or anything toward Minnesota. They gave me an opportunity to be a starting goalie again in the League, and I can’t thank them enough.”

Talbot will be competing with Anton Forsberg between the pipes in Ottawa, but he said he is ready to be used in whatever role the Senators require of him.

“I’m just looking forward to get into Ottawa, meeting the group and whatever kind of role that they want me in is how I’m going to play,” Talbot said.

“But obviously, I want to still play. I think that I’ve got a lot of good hockey left me and I could still play upwards of, you know, 50-55 games a year. That’s what I’m going to push for, but you never really know how a season is going to play out.

“It’s a long year with a lot of travel and you never know how things are going to go, but I still want that as much as possible. And I hope it’s going to be a good relationship between myself and [Forsberg].”

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