Is Logan Thompson Ready to Step-up for the Golden Knights?

Logan Thompson for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Logan Thompson for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /
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Why Should They Trade Robin Lehner?

When the Vegas Golden Knights traded for Jack Eichel, they took on roughly $5,000,000 more in contracts than they currently have. Which, as you can probably infer, that means they can’t activate him until you have money in the cap for him. Therefore, this needs to be addressed sooner than later.

Robin Lehner, although he’s been critiqued heavily after a rough stretch, has begun to get back on track. He started the season off really well, but fans still hated on him because he wasn’t Fleury. But, although they are right, they can’t deny just how well Lehner played for about a month and a half.

Looking ahead to now. He was previously hurt after Christmas break which gave Brossoit the nod to let us see what we actually have in Brossoit. He didn’t play great in Winnipeg, but has started to really figure things out with the Knights. Or so it appears. More so than that though, with Lehner’s injury, the Vegas Golden Knights also got to give prospect, Logan Thompson a start. So now circling back to why the Vegas Golden Knights should trade goalie, Robin Lehner.

Robin Lehner has played well this season when everything is considered. More than that, he’s played better than probably a quarter of the goalies in the league. So what does that mean for the Knights? Well it means that he may hold some trade value around the league and get this- he makes $5,000,000 AAV. Almost the exact amount that the Knights need to clear. But the question needs to be asked: Is Logan Thompson ready to actually become a NHL goalie?