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06-18-2012, 11:20 AM
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Jack de la Hoya
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Honestly, can someone give me a two-sentence explanation of how Wilson came to be regarded as a first round talent?

I've done a bit of reading, and none of it makes sense.

For example:

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12 - BUFFALO SABRES
THOMAS WILSON, RW, PLYMOUTH (OHL)
SKINNY:
Tremendous size (6-4, 203), tenaciousness (141 PIM) and scoring touch (27 points)
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=8...site-Draft2012

Ok. Size, check. Scoring touch?

Quote:
22 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
THOMAS WILSON, RW, PLYMOUTH (OHL)
SKINNY:
Prototypical power forward has a nose for the net and a nasty edge to his game
http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=80917

Again, I see the size, but "nose for the net?" Kid had like 9 goals in junior.

Jody Shelley potted 25 in the QMJHL once upon a time...


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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
Came to post this.

Wilson is easily the most raw of the projects getting first round attention. The only attraction to Wilson for me is that he's probably close to AHL ready now and NHL ready in a year (as a 4th liner). He'll be a mediocre defensive player and his offensive upside is based almost entirely on a beastly playoff run where he was PPG and compared favorably to other NHL prospect forwards such as JT Miller.
That looks like my answer--a playoff run in which he showed some offensive touch?

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