Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 8/30/13
Before last season, Colin Wilson had seen a lot of time in Barry Trotz’s doghouse. There were repeated questions about his effort level and about his commitment. Wilson was benched on more than one occasion and demoted to the team’s bottom lines. At some point before the beginning of the season, however, Colin Wilson appeared to buy in to whatever the Predators coaching staff was preaching. Wilson was putting good shots on net, he was very blatantly playing hard for the puck and he started to tally points down the line. Colin Wilson started to showcase a skill set and a scoring touch that he had not shown before. In just 25 games, Wilson scored 19 points (7G – 12A). On March 8, during the first of back-to-back home games, Wilson played the game of his life. With Nashville clawing to stay in playoff contention, Wilson unleashed a career best 4 points (2G – 2A), leading Nashville to a 6-0 win over Edmonton. After that win, Nashville had seemingly turned a corner with Wilson leading the charge.
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