Logan Thompson will likely be a goalie for the Vegas Golden Knights, given that Robin Lehner is out due to injury. "It's his job to lose, obviously, because he's been here the most, especially if [backup goalie Laurent] Brossoit is not ready," Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy said for NHL.com "And then we'll have the next guys behind him ready to go because you can't play every night in this league; I don't believe that.
And so that's how we're going to handle Logan and hopefully he's up to the task." Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon talked about the injury of another goalie, Laurent Brossoit, and a potential return.
"We'll need to get him to Vegas before we can say definitively," McCrimmon said. "He's coming in toward the end of the month. We'll have time to work with him and assess where he's at."
McCrimmon: It's interesting that everybody looks for us
Although there are speculations about the arrival of new goalies, it seems that the team has no plans for that, and that they are satisfied with the two they currently have at their disposal.
"You're always aware of what the landscape is and the timing of the injury took away the possibility of being involved in free agency or really in a lot of respects the trade market," McCrimmon said. "It's interesting that everybody looks for us to add a goalie or expected us to find a goalie.
We went through internally and we like these two guys. We had a lot of conversations with our goaltender coach, Sean Burke, spoke with head coach Bruce Cassidy. These two guys (Thompson and Brossoit) have earned this, I think they deserve that opportunity."
McCrimmon is happy with what Logan Thompson showed last season. He was ready to help the team at any moment and was always available. It is obvious that they have enormous confidence in him. "'LT,' he was huge for us to down the stretch," Eichel said.
"We were dealing with some injuries and he had a lot of responsibility and he was called upon, back-to-back situations and a lot of different places. So I give him a ton of credit on the way that he stepped up for our group.
I think he earned a lot of respect from the guys in the locker room last year by the way he played, and we have a lot of faith in LT as our goalie."