Pre-Season for the Precious

“It’s definitely exciting, but I learned last year at my first camp you can’t worry about who is shooting the puck.  You just have to stay big and stay square.  They’re an extremely talented hockey team, but they’renot much different than playing in the Red and White game with the ton of skilled players we have.”–Thomas McCollum

Look at Gollum talking a little smack about the Penguins to Khan(!) – I dig it.

McCollum says this with full knowledge of who is going to be skating against him tonight…basically the whole of the Pittsburgh Penguins regular season team.

“A new building, sounds like they’re going to dress a pretty good line-up from what we’ve heard.  I think that’ll make it a lot more exciting for the players with everybody into it.”–Thomas McCollum

Well go and shut them down, kid.  This will be McCollum’s second pre-season appearance as he participated in one pre-season friendly last year against the New York Rangers.  McCollum was Detroit’s first round choice (30th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  The 21 year old American netminder is 6’2 and tips the scale at 210 lbs.