Let me be the first, of many to wish the Darling Wolski a Happy Birthday! How has life been treating our old Polish friend?
Well there is the bad the New York Post has an article about Wojtek Wolski and the deal that dealt him to the Rangers
It's one thing to be a project at 24, which Wolski clearly is after being traded twice in just over 10 months. It's another thing to be a project at $3.8 million.
"I think it’s similar to when I played with [Joe] Sakic or [Milan] Hejduk," Wolski said of his former Avalanche teammates. "You’ve always got to be ready and not crowd him and get into the empty areas. When he does get open you want to be in position for the two-on-ones with the next guy."
But why did Wooly get traded to the Rangers in the first place?
"We review after every 10 games," Maloney explained. "It was a very troubling last 20 games with Wojtek. Coaches rate players after every game and we do other analysis, and he was consistently at the bottom of our rankings."
Confidence, or Wolski's lack thereof, keyed that downward spiral.
Yeah, yet another team that blames his shortfalls on his lack of confidence.
And not a link, but a quote from a great Rangers fan, yes, he truly is awesome. I asked him to provide a little input onto how he felt that Wolski was working out. And guess what? He's enjoying the ride!
Wojtek Wolski's arrival in NY has been better than expected. In 15 games, he has amassed 10 pts, been a plus player (+4) and has recently earned a spot on the man advantage, manning the point on NY's #1 PP Unit. Already, the decision has proved beneficial, as NY's PP has produced at a 44% clip in the last 2 games. All in all, he's been a very pleasant addition to a team that severly lacks scoring punch.