Grading the players last season (and playoffs)
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06-05-2011, 11:07 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
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For a player who scored 16 goals and didn't play a whole season and spent a majority of those games on the 4th line and was banished to the pine for a team that has problems scoring and you give him a D because the coach is trying to make another Legwand out of him. I guess your not looking at the whole season just the end of it.
I don't get what you mean by he didn't play the whole season? He was one of the only Predators to play in all 82 regular season games...
The fact of the matter is Wilson took too many shifts and too many nights off and that is unacceptable. The reason he doesn't get an F is that he did contribute to getting the Predators into the playoffs, but again, it was Wilson's performance and attitude alone that got him relegated to the fourth line and banished to the press box for the playoffs and that's where performance matters the most.
The brutally honest truth of the matter was that Wilson let the team down when they really could have used him the most in the postseason by not making the necessary adjustments to his game or showing any consistency in his own effort during the course of the regular season.
Colin Wilson needed to be scratched for a couple of months down the stretch, but unfortunately the reality of the situation was that the team wasn't healthy enough to do so until the playoffs started and we finally had a couple of healthy scratches to use. Wilson barely scratched the surface of his potential this year and the only person holding him back from reaching that potential is Colin Wilson himself...
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