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BLOG: Fuhr hopes Talbot takes the torch

The next win Talbot registers will set a new franchise record

by Paul Gazzola /

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The torch could be passed Tuesday night when Oilers netminder Cam Talbot - assuming he starts in goal - gets an opportunity to take the franchise lead in regular season wins by an Oilers goalie.

Talbot tied Grant Fuhr's record of 40 wins on Saturday after a 3-2 overtime finish against the Anaheim Ducks.

Tweet from @ctalbot33: Thank you Grant. It's an honour to have my name on any list that you are on. #legend #classact

"I'm kind of hoping he goes by me tomorrow night," Fuhr said on 630 CHED's Oilers Now Monday.

The Hall of Fame goalie, who played 868 career NHL games and is a five-time Stanley Cup winner, doesn't believe the workload Talbot has had this season is as tiring as many make it out to be.

"The biggest thing is you can get mentally tired but at the same time, your practice load goes down," said the former Oiler. "If you're not practicing as much, it's easier to play the games and it's easier to stay sharp when you're playing every night."

Still a fan of the game, Fuhr says Talbot's biggest attribute is his composure and believes he should be in the running for the Vezina Trophy.

"Cam, for what he's doing in carrying the workload for the Oilers, would definitely be the frontrunner for me."

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