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Logan Thompson Feels First Preseason Appearance Was A Step In The Right Direction

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Preseason is tough on everybody. From younger players fighting to prove their worth to veteran players who are in many ways just trying to make it through healthy, it seems like the motivation for every player on the ice is slightly different, which often leads to messy hockey games.

Goalies may have it the toughest though as game-action hockey for the guys between the pipes is much harder to replicate than it is for skaters.

Traffic around the net, rebound control, little tips and screens, you don’t get a lot of that when you are working in the offseason, so that’s why they need to play. That’s why you see some goals that may go through some holes during the preseason that may not otherwise. They have to get used to things happening in a hurry. -Bruce Cassidy

Logan Thompson stepped into the net last night for the first time since March and only the third time since January. Understandably, he looked a bit unsettled early.

It got better as the game went on. I felt more comfortable there in the 2nd period. Obviously, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a game but it felt good and it’s a step in the right direction. -Logan Thompson

Thompson mentioned another aspect that often gets overlooked as well.

Getting your lungs back and getting the cardio up. We can go as hard as we want in practice but it’s just not that game atmosphere. -Thompson

In other words, give the goalies a break during the preseason. There may be some soft goals along the way, but in the end, all that matters is being ready for October 10th.



Next Podcast #298: We’re Not Big Preseason Guys


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    one step beyond


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    This is the heavy heavy monster sound
    The nuttiest sound around
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    And you’re beginning to feel the heat
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    One step beyond!)

    (One step beyond!…)



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    Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, September 26, roster transactions that brought the updated training camp roster to 44 players.

    The following players were assigned to the Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League, the Savannah Ghost Pirates of the ECHL or their respective junior teams: Michael Bullion, Noah Carroll, Ty Cheveldayoff, Daniel D’Amato, Joe Fleming, Robbie Fromm-Delorme, Patrick Guay, Ben Hemmerling, Brandon Hickey, Jett Jones, Jordan Papirny, Simon Pinard, Mason Primeau, Matyas Sapovaliv, Alex Swetlikoff and Tuomas Uronen.

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