Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 12/31/13
While it’s a relatively small sample size to select from, Colin Wilson’s play in his previous handful of games could possibly be some of the best hockey he’s played in his five-year NHL career. Already on pace to break his career-best point total of 35 points in 68 games during the 2011-2012 season, Wilson may finally be evolving into the player that Nashville hoped he would become when they drafted him seventh overall in the 2008 Entry Draft. Exactly one month ago after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Predators head coach Barry Trotz didn’t pull any punches when he spoke about the performance of Colin Wilson: “He’s gotta score for us. He’s got four goals and we’re getting to 26 games [on the season], he’s gotta be a producer for us. Twice he had a chance to be the hero tonight and unfortunately he wasn’t able to beat [Mason],” said Trotz. Wilson, who couldn’t seem to find the back of the net on any number of chances he had found in his last two to three games at the t
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