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Final Grades 2014: Ryan Wilson, #44

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It was a disappointing year for Wilson, never gaining confidence after an early injury.

Joel Auerbach

Ryan Wilson just wasn't able to find his groove after returning from an early season injury. It seems that with each layup, he's lost more and more confidence as a player. Unfortunately, confidence is the biggest difference between paying well and playing timid, and Wilson's game doesn't allow for timid. He spent time at forward when the forward lines were depleted, and was about as good as you'd expect. Had he been afforded the full conditioning stint with the Monsters that he was supposed to get, things may have been different. Alas, he was not and they were not. It will be interesting to see what happens to Wilson from here.

Regular Season

Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
28 0 6 6 1 12 0 0 0 23
0

Advanced Stats 5 v. 5
CF% CF% Rel GF% GF% Rel Sh% Sv% PDO
44.10% -3.10% 50.00% -6.60% 10.50% 91.40% 101.9

Grade

D

Staff Comments

c6hor8: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I know he was injured but something looked off all season when he played.

mfured20: Ryan Wilson is still trying to find his game.  I don't know how much longer we should wait for that to happen.  He looked lost when he played this season, but he was trying hard.  I might be a little generous on my grade, but come on... Mack Truck Smash!!

Mike: Talk about 28 games of forgetability. Averaged about 2 hits a game and seemed to struggle with the man-to-man system more than most of the blueliners.

Cheryl: I want my Mack Truck back.

Playoffs

Stats
GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
4 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0

Advanced Stats 5 v. 5
CF% CF% Rel GF% GF% Rel Sh% Sv% PDO
43.30% 3.30% 50.00% 25.00% 11.10% 91.30% 102.4

Grade

C+

Staff Comments

c6hor8: After replacing Barrie, he looked better and better

mfured20: He did fairly well in the couple of games that he played, but he didn't blow my socks off.  He was just... fine.  A couple defensive lapses here and there, and some decent work to make up for it.

Mike: Personally, I begrudgingly welcomed him back to the lineup. So did Roy.  He saw 11 seconds of SH time and was only in the lineup due to Barrie's injury.  Still, he had two assists and at least one memorable hit.

Cheryl: There was a glimmer there of the Wilson we used to know. Hopefully it was enough to (1) convince Roy to give him another try and (2) remind Wilson what it's like to play the NHL game, something I know he can do but has just lost.