The team's website said those three players were buzzing around the offensive zone and that Thomas had a productive game even though he didn't end up on the score sheet, "Thomas, in particular, impressed with his quick release, and quantity of scoring chances, including a tracer off the post in the opening period of a still 0-0 game."
Earlier this week, Thomas told the Rangers website that he enjoyed his work and preparation for the season, saying "each summer keeps getting harder. This summer I trained with Gary Roberts and my group had Stamkos and James Neal and I tried to learn from them."
A noted goal scorer in junior hockey, Thomas described his game saying he was ready to play "The Right Way," "I'm a two-way player. I play just as hard in the defensive zone as I do in the offensive zone. They want me to score goals and that is what I like doing the best but it's important for Torts to play well defensively, block shots and be hard on the forecheck
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