"We don't put anybody in there we don't think is ready to get it done at the NHL level. We don't choose a certain time and say, 'Bang, he's got to be ready.' We just stress to them to have a good day today and tomorrow, and hopefully these days lead to something good."
-- Red Wings goalie coach Jim Bedard
Not that the two U.S.-born goalies aren't good, but patience long has been the virtue when it comes to grooming goalies.
Campbell, of Port Huron, Mich., was taken by the Stars with the 11th pick at the 2010 Entry Draft, while McCollum, a native Amherst, N.Y., was taken by the Red Wings at No. 30 in 2008. The two faced each other in the opening game of the Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament on Sept. 11 and McCollum, the more poised of the two at this stage in their careers, earned a 6-1 victory behind 17 saves.
After allowing three goals in the opening six minutes of the game, Campbell settled down to finish with 32 saves, including 14 in the second period.