Alright. So. Here lies Colin Wilson and the Question Mark that could swallow Bridgestone whole. The former 7th overall draft pick seems bound and determined to remain entirely unclassifiable with his bi-polar levels of play.
He is, simply, the hinge on which the left wing position swings. If ‘Regular Season’ Colin Wilson shows up- the one who spent all of last season underperforming on the third and fourth lines- then the scoring begins and ends with Forsberg. This devastates scoring depth and is the exact scenario that led to the idea of a thin and underwhelming left side last year.
However. If the 26-year-old who dominated the postseason while averaging just under a point-per-game continues his war path into next season, the Predators may see a perceived weakness transforming into a strength before their eyes. Especially if the younger players continue to improve, and ESPECIALLY if the Nashville front office decides to onboard an established scoring threat during the offseason.
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