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07-22-2008, 11:48 AM
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Not that it solves all your problems, but could you see Boston sending Glenn Murray and a prospect/pick for a mid round prospect/pick? He's been a good scorer in the past, but had a very down year last season. Either he's lost it completely, or it was an ankle problem that might be healed. Other than the money for 1 year you really wouldn't be giving up anything and would be more of a scoring threat than Fiddler or Ortmeyer. B's need to shed salary ASAP.

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Wilson is a center and has a great opportunity to develop at Boston University next season. At BU, Wilson will center the top line in arguably the toughest conference in the NCAA, he will get to center the top line for the US WJC team and probably be named team captain, and at the end of the season...he can join the Admirals or the Predators to start his professional career! Next season there is even a spot open for him to play center as Bonk's contract expires!!!

The wrong move would be to throw Wilson into the Nashville lineup to start this season at a new position (wing - Legwand cannot play on the wing) where he would have tremendous expectations placed on him to fill a top six role immediately. He still has a couple of areas of his game that need to be refined (skating primarily) and the college environment provides a great place for him to do that working with a great coach (Jack Parker) and all the support needed from both the Predators and USA Hockey throughout the season.
Slake not that I disagree with you on Wilson. I'm curious though as to why you think Legwand couldn't play wing. His speed and puck skills make him a better center but wing is far easier to play than center.

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Not that it solves all your problems, but could you see Boston sending Glenn Murray and a prospect/pick for a mid round prospect/pick? He's been a good scorer in the past, but had a very down year last season. Either he's lost it completely, or it was an ankle problem that might be healed. Other than the money for 1 year you really wouldn't be giving up anything and would be more of a scoring threat than Fiddler or Ortmeyer. B's need to shed salary ASAP.
Nyet. It's looking like the Preds are done for the summer and will go with a youth movement.

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Why not a guy like Nagy? Sure he's one dimmensional, but Nash has the players to compensate for that and he comes without losing any other resources. Plenty of cap space if things don't quite work out perfectly and he'll be cheap if he does work out like he has for some teams in the past.

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Slake not that I disagree with you on Wilson. I'm curious though as to why you think Legwand couldn't play wing. His speed and puck skills make him a better center but wing is far easier to play than center.
Trigg,

It is the length of his stride that prevents him from becoming a dynamic player in this league and would also severely inhibit him on the wing. Legwand has a very long, smooth stride that allows him to build up tremendous speed in open ice and makes him incredibly effective on the backcheck, however it is that same stride length that prevents him IMO from making the quick strides needed to change direction or move laterally to cover out at the point. Additionally, by putting Leggy on the wing, you would have him standing still at times on defense (while covering the weakside D for example) and that again plays into the weakness of his skating technique...slow acceleration.

Maybe I'm way off here, but I simply don't see Legwand being effective covering less ice while playing on the wing. I think he excels when playing in the open ice and that by playing at center he would have the best opportunity to utilize all his talents.

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Why not a guy like Nagy? Sure he's one dimmensional, but Nash has the players to compensate for that and he comes without losing any other resources. Plenty of cap space if things don't quite work out perfectly and he'll be cheap if he does work out like he has for some teams in the past.
Nagy is Dumont minus the good parts.

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Trigg,

It is the length of his stride that prevents him from becoming a dynamic player in this league and would also severely inhibit him on the wing. Legwand has a very long, smooth stride that allows him to build up tremendous speed in open ice and makes him incredibly effective on the backcheck, however it is that same stride length that prevents him IMO from making the quick strides needed to change direction or move laterally to cover out at the point. Additionally, by putting Leggy on the wing, you would have him standing still at times on defense (while covering the weakside D for example) and that again plays into the weakness of his skating technique...slow acceleration.

Maybe I'm way off here, but I simply don't see Legwand being effective covering less ice while playing on the wing. I think he excels when playing in the open ice and that by playing at center he would have the best opportunity to utilize all his talents.
I just don't see many defensemen that could catch Legwand in the open ice starting from the defensive blueline in. He does have a longer stride (much like Modano) but he can still get to top speed fairly quick and once he's there, not many are faster so he'd get some good breakaway chances.....

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Wilson is a center and has a great opportunity to develop at Boston University next season. At BU, Wilson will center the top line in arguably the toughest conference in the NCAA, he will get to center the top line for the US WJC team and probably be named team captain, and at the end of the season...he can join the Admirals or the Predators to start his professional career! Next season there is even a spot open for him to play center as Bonk's contract expires!!!
That is a scenario BU fans can live with. If Wilson does return to BU, he'll also continue working with one of the best strength & conditioning coaches anywhere in Mike Boyle and do so in the NHL-caliber facility donated by Drury and Grier. He definitely will center the first line and lead the first powerplay unit. Another benefit is that he'll continue to be coached to work as hard in the defensive zone and center ice as in the offensive end. Parker demands it.

If he stays in college, there are plenty of opportunities to watch him online. There's an inexpensive package for watching home games from the BU site and Comcast games can be viewed free online http://ne.cn8.tv/channel/article.asp...ubhead=cn8live

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That is a scenario BU fans can live with. If Wilson does return to BU, he'll also continue working with one of the best strength & conditioning coaches anywhere in Mike Boyle and do so in the NHL-caliber facility donated by Drury and Grier. He definitely will center the first line and lead the first powerplay unit. Another benefit is that he'll continue to be coached to work as hard in the defensive zone and center ice as in the offensive end. Parker demands it.

If he stays in college, there are plenty of opportunities to watch him online. There's an inexpensive package for watching home games from the BU site and Comcast games can be viewed free online http://ne.cn8.tv/channel/article.asp...ubhead=cn8live
Rogie would have posted this soon enough since he broke the news, but Wilson will be returning to BU next season.

http://terrierhockey.blogspot.com/

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Rogie would have posted this soon enough since he broke the news, but Wilson will be returning to BU next season.

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GOOD! I honestly saw no need for him to play professionally next season. I think that this is the best course of action for him to insure a long and productive NHL career.

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