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01-09-2012, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by thrillhous View Post
Amazing turnaround on these boards about Wilson compared to this summer. Some of you wanted to trade him and the thought of getting a Parise/Getzlaf/Iginla would have been a pipedream, even if you were adding significantly to the deal. On the other hand, some of you predicted that this would be the year that he would show us all what he's worth.

I am a Wilson fan but I only get to see 8-10 NSH games per season (when they play EDM or CGY, mostly). I've been impressed with him nearly every time I've seen him this season even though lately he had been playing with grinders. What is he doing that makes his value so high? Have your projections for him changed? Some of his critics have said he doesn't have the skating or the hands to be a 30-30 guy, would any of you say that he doesn't at this stage?
Not sure about other people, but I didn't ever want to trade him.

For me, I don't trade Wilson for Getzlaf or Iginla mainly due to contract details. Wilson has several RFA years left, and since he is homegrown, we probably easily get UFA years out of him too. Getzlaf and Iginla only bring 1 year with them, so trading many years for 1 year is bad management no matter how big the upgrade in actual skill is. So sure, we would greatly benefit in the short term, but it would hurt us in the long term assuming Wilson continues his development.

If Getzlaf had several years left on his deal, I'd drive Wilson (and other pieces) to the airport myself.

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