Thread: Colin Wilson?
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07-21-2012, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
Wilson has been playing wing for the better part of his NHL career. His attention to detail (read: his defensive game) is lacking, and a center in a Trotz center is essentially a third defenseman. You absolutely have to know what you're doing away from your own net to get ice time as a center in Nashville.

For all intents and purposes, Colin Wilson is now a winger. It works better that way.
It works better that way in a Trotz system. Most teams centers are not the third defenseman, but sound defensively and very creative both coming out of the D zone and entering the O zone.
Wilson was a center as far as I know, his entire career until the Preds. He is big and strong on the boards, so I sort of see why Trotz wants him there. I think he is missing out on Wilson not using him there.
Compare other teams top 2 or 3 centers. Fisher, Legwand and Spaling would all be, at best 3 or 4th opinion.
Regardless, Trotz is molding him into a dump and chase winger. Is this good?

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