Flyers Re-Sign G Brian Elliott, Not Cam Talbot

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In a move that will come as a surprise to some, the Flyers opted to re-sign goaltender Brian Elliott, not Cam Talbot, to a 1-year/$2 million deal.

If you’ve followed the team over the past few years, you’ll know that the Flyers have had unprecedented issues with goaltender health, including last season’s fiasco in which they played an NHL-record EIGHT different goalies. Elliott played in 26 games, including 23 starts, for the Flyers in 2018-19, with a 2.96 GAA and a .907 save percentage. Overall, he’s played in 69 games, including 65 starts, for the Orange & Black, with a 2.77 GAA and .908 save percentage. The question moving forward is whether or not he’ll be able to stay healthy as the backup to Carter Hart.

More on what this move means after the jump:

The shock in all of this, if you want to call it that, is that this signals the end of Cam Talbot’s time in Philly. Talbot was brought in last season to be a mentor of sorts for franchise netminder Carter Hart, as the two work out together in the offseason. Talbot’s numbers won’t jump off the page for a good reason. In four games last season for the Flyers, he was rocked to the tune of a 3.70 GAA and .881 save percentage.

This also almost certainly ends Michal Neuvirth’s four-season run with the team.

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7 Comments

  • Oh Oh Oh I have a buddy who is friends with Kinker June 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    I have a buddy from boyertown who is friends with Kinker aka the KINK GOD

    Reply
  • Flyers69@yahoo.com June 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Thought they were bringing back bob

    Reply
  • Why So Joyless? June 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    So, comments are permitted on this article but not the one from yesterday?

    Reply
  • Kate Devlin June 26, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Methinks that he’s a good player and an even better human being. Love this signing!
    Chugga-chugga-chugga-chugga…. toot toot! The work week is officially half over. LOL!

    – Kate

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  • Team Owner of blacks that live in america that call themselves African Americans but none are from Africa and the ones that are, don't have full citizenship in America so they are just black Africans June 27, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Can this site quit covering the Flyers and the 6ers please? almost a 50 year drought for the first team and nearly 40 year drought for the other.

    Reply
    • Tiger Beat Truther June 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      It’s “team governor”, I don’t like these articles either but at least it’s not more soccer, betting, or bbq.

      Reply
  • bob June 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Thought it was funny that you even mentioned Neuvirth …hahahaha

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