NSH@VAN 3/3/11 The "Raise Your Glass" Edition
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03-04-2011, 11:57 AM
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TOI of last night? Under 8 minutes for Wilson. Bam Bam under 8 minutes. Hali barely over 8 minutes.
Teams re-building throw their 20 year old out with prime icetime, unless you are Stamkos. But Wilson isn't Stamkos, nor will he ever be close.
Look at Edmonton, they are giving Erberle and Paavarji prime ice time. But at what cost? They're last, and their stats are similar to Wilson anyways.
People want to believe & hope that Wilson is 'The One' and will be the dominant scorer we need. But, I don't think he has anywhere near that talent. I think his high-end potential is a slightly better version of Hartnell.
Hartnell was treated in a similar fashion, and he turned out fine, right about where expectations where.
Wilson will be a good player for us, but he's still very raw, and he needs time to develop. Sure, we can throw him tons of icetime right now and I'm sure he'll put up a couple more points, but we will risk losing these close games due to his rawness.
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