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Tomas McCollum: Budding or a Bust?

The Red Wings assigned goaltender Thomas McCollum to the Toledo Walleyes of the ECHL today, bringing up a huge question in my mind. Does this guy have what it takes to be in the NHL?

I looked at a lot of stats and compared him to other goalies in Detroit's system, and also to goaltenders of the same draft year.

McCollum was drafted 30th overall in 2008 behind only one goaltender, Chet Pickard. Pickard was said to be the clone of McCollum, just a little bit more developed. Nashville chose Pickard, Detroit took McCollum. And look where they both are; the ECHL....