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05-18-2012, 12:19 PM
Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by wej20 View Post
seems like he's at a similar level to Lucic when he was drafted? maybe not quite as ferocious a fighter? Lucic went in the 2nd round and was considered somewhat of a off book pick.
I think their situations are different in that Lucic was drafted after putting up rather mediocre numbers, but it was his first year in the WHL. His second season in the WHL saw him score 30 goals.

Wilson, on the other hand, has now had 2 seasons to get adjusted to the OHL, and still isn't showing much in the way of offensive production. I can excuse the poor numbers as a rookie, but I would have liked to have seen a significant jump in production his second year.

Who knows. He did have a pretty good playoffs, so maybe that's a sign of things to come. But I'm just not a fan of taking chances on a kid who has done very little offensively in two seasons in major junior with a first round pick. If he's around when the Pens pick in round 2 or 3? Okay, go for it.

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