Thread: Proposal: EDM and NAS Wilson
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04-05-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by worstfaceoffmanever View Post
You may or may not have noticed, but Colin Wilson isn't exactly a chump. The kid has tremendous offensive talent, but defensive deficiencies have kept him out of the lineup.

Smid plays about 21 minutes a night. He's a useful, but not elite defenseman, along the lines of a Johnny Boychuk or a Karl Alzner or a Rob Scuderi.

It's also worth noting, since it was the whole basis of your inquiry, that Wilson is a lousy center. Average on the face-off dot and a very poor positional player. With his size and skill set, he's much better suited to the wing, which is where we have him. I don't see anything less than a second pairing defenseman (which is what Smid is) getting the deal done. Wilson is too good to be sold off for the next Brandon Segal or Simon Gamache.
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Not sure of the value of a guy who is not playing for the team who could be shopping him. I would not be getting your hopes up for much. Another team probably gets him and he turns into another Hartnell and the Preds are left wringing hands saying gosh he did not play enough Trotz defense and make it his number 1 priorty being an offensive minded center/foward.

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