Interview Excerpt: Red Wings Goalie Prospect Thomas McCollum

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Interview Excerpt: Red Wings Goalie Prospect Thomas McCollum

Detroit has always been known for advancing its draft picks at its own pace and not rushing them, and that won't change with Thomas McCollum, but Wings fans will be waiting for his much-anticipated action at Joe Louis Arena.

With Chris Osgood showing his age even more as every game passes, and prospect Jimmy Howard not blossoming into the stud the Wings expected, all eyes are turning to the small-town kid.

"I have thought about it a bit," said McCollum. "It's extremely encouraging to know that there is some depth there, but it's not a ton. It definitely shows me that there is a spot [in Detroit] if I work hard enough."

McCollum, whose main goal this year is to win an OHL Championship, is hoping to play for Wings affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins next year, splitting playing time or being the starter.

As for the remainder of the his career?

"Hopefully, I just go out a winner," said McCollum.

Sounds like a Red Wing already.

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