Ways for Logan Thompson to Improve.

Being Logan Thompson is challenging right now. The Vegas Golden Knights goaltender is caught in wild trade rumors, potentially heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Shea Theodore in exchange for Mitch Marner.

The speculation makes sense, as Marner would bring significant benefits to Vegas. The Maple Leafs forward, in the final year of his current contract, consistently approaches 100 points each season and excels on the forecheck, fitting well with Vegas’ system. However, his $10.9 million cap hit poses a challenge for a team with limited cap space.

Whether Marner waives his no-trade clause remains to be seen. The young forward has clearly evolved from his early raw talent days, and now the Golden Knights might make a trade happen.

For Logan Thompson, he’s simply along for the ride. If he isn’t traded, he remains a key part of Vegas’ goaltending duo with Adin Hill. Thompson, also in the last year of his deal, has areas to improve to solidify his place on the team.

### Logan Thompson Needs Consistency
There was a time when Vegas Golden Knights fans were frustrated with Logan Thompson. In December, he had a rough month, allowing 3.14 goals per game with a save percentage of .887, leading to heavy criticism.

Such slumps are inevitable, but Thompson can help the Golden Knights by being more consistent. If he can deliver a string of strong performances, the team can rely on him, especially if Adin Hill is injured, as was the case last December.

### Adopting a Less Chaotic Style
Thompson’s appeal includes his ability to make spectacular saves, as seen in his performance against the Dallas Stars in game three. However, when he’s off his game, it can lead to disastrous outcomes, like the April 8 game against the Arizona Coyotes, where he allowed three goals in under two minutes, squandering a 4-1 lead.

Thompson should use his 6’4″ frame to his advantage, making routine saves easier. A more controlled style will benefit him and the Golden Knights, potentially making him more attractive in a trade for Marner. Improvement in his game will be beneficial for Vegas, whether he stays or goes.