RW Tom Wilson - Plymouth Whalers, OHL (Washington Capitals)
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02-09-2012, 06:04 PM
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Let's be fair. Plymouth is stacked and a guy like Wilson won't get prime time over some of their other players.
Kassian got kind of lucky playing for a terrible team, so he'd get a lot of ice-time.
I'm not convinced Wilson, at this time, isn't as good as Kassian was at the same time in his draft year.
From someone who saw a lot of Kassian in his draft year, they weren't even close to being in the same league offensively.
Kassian was better in every single offensive area, save skating ability. His issue was inconsistency offensively, as one game he'd look like a monster, carrying the puck and showing off very good offensive skills, the next he'd be somewhat invisible offensively.
Wilson has a long ways to go offensively.
And yes, Plymouth is stacked. But Wilson sees lots of ice time. 5 on 5, he plays with Mitchell Heard and J.T. Miller and he does see powerplay time (although not as much as some other guys on the team). But he's on the ice a lot. So that can't be used as an excuse for his lack of offensive production.
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