|Detroit Red Wings|
|Written by Travis Watson|
January 2013 – He is currently riding pine with Jonas Gustavsson nursing another minor injury and Joey MacDonald on reserve with a back injury. McCollum is unlikely to see time in the crease and is now a place holder for the Red Wings while they avoid disrupting Petr Mrazek’s development. Mrazek could have possibly received this recall had he not been selected to the AHL All-star game. McCollum is a goalie you should not be holding at this point. Jason Banks
December 2012 – McCollum’s GAA and SV% are showing improvement this season, but he looks rather poor in game play. Bad judgments and decision making forces him into difficult situations. Inconsistency will ruin his once promising career as the team shows little confidence in front of him. He has played six games against teams that are in playoff positions at the moment, unfortunately he only has only won two of them. Going into the season he was expected to lead the team, but Petr Mrazek has surpassed him on the depth chart and has taken the starting gig. McCollum may be in need of an organizational change as this is the last season of his entry level contract and shows little reasons he should be resigned by the Red Wings. Jason Banks
August, 2012 - McCollum has a solid track record in the junior ranks with the Guelph Storm and Brampton Battalion leading him to being the top ranked North American goaltender heading into the 2008 draft. In Junior, Thomas compiled an impressive line of 85W-51L-20T with a 2.27 goals against average and 0.922 save percentage. He has yet to figure it out at the pro level and therefore has seen himself bounced around between the Grand Rapid Griffins of the AHL and the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. McCollum still has the potential to become a difference maker as he limits rebounds with his superb control, focus and stays square to shooter to cut off the angle. Must stay focused and show consistency to prove he is ready and capable when called upon.
Needs to rekindle his game that he displayed in junior worthy of a 1st round selection.
Composure and control hard at work here:
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|Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 14:34|