I'd say there are lot more flash-in-the-pan good goalies. They put in an amazing season and get a new contract or get traded and aren't all that great, etc.; and that could very well be what Talbot is this year.
That being said, if I were Sather, I would've done what he did 10 times out of 10, in resigning Henrik Lundqvist. Given Sather's track record, do you really trust him with all that money to get the right forward(s)? I'm not so sure I would...
That's true about the flash-in-the pan goalies. And, it would be very annoying to try to get a new flash in the pan goalie every 2 years. As far as his track record, wouldn't want him with too much money for FA's, but he has done very well with trades the past few years.
What beating the Rags just gave Anaheim. Here's the numbers Talbot vs. Henrik now:
Henrik - 39 GP, .922 Sv%, 2.25 GAA, 5 SO
Talbot - 32 GP, .929 Sv%, 2.13 GAA, 5 SO
I'll say again, at least in the short term, the Rags have a goalie controversy on their hands. Vigneault can say Henrik is going to be the starter all he wants, but if Henrik comes in and doesn't get it done, Talbot could see some playoff time. They're already taking their sweet time in getting Lundqvist back in net. How could they not? Talbot's save percentage is .961 in 9 games started this month.
When Lundqvist first went down, Talbot wasn't all that great. If Lunqvist comes back and the Rangers lose their defensive focus, then they will be screwed. Skaters just need to play the same way regardless of who is in net. However, I agree to some extent. The first time Lundqvist has a subpar game, the clowns will be out with their pitchforks.