below average? .75 ppg in the playoffs is average? again in the past he was a 4th line guy who player 5-8 minutes. realistically he should played In Hershey and developed his skills then came up but he never got a chance to do this. ask yourself this question if wilson get 45-50 points and caps win another cup and he gets 15-18 points in the playoffs is it worth it then?
1) Wilson has never been a scorer, even in junior he was a secondary player
2) Fernando Pisani scored 14 goals and 18 points in the 2006 playoffs. Those numbers are better than Wilson's and he did it playing 3rd line in those playoffs. He then was signed to a 4 year 10 million dollar contract and that contract was bad. It was bad 20 games into the next season and got worse every year. Why? Because pretty much every team has a better player making less money who can do the roll that guy offers.
Wilson hits lots, so does Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck etc all make significantly less than Martin
Wilson scored at around .5 points a game over a small sample size on the top line. It would not surprise me if I could find 31 players (1 for each team) who have better stats and make less money than Wilson.
That is why its bad, even if he scores 50 points this season (which he will be out of the lineup for the next 10 games or longer) its still a bad contract. If he moves down the lineup because someone shows better with the star players (Which I don't think is a stretch but is the likely scenario) then you'll have 5 million + playing on the 3rd line scoring around 20 points a season.
If Wilson scores 20+ goals and adds 50+ points this season, I'll completely admit I am wrong. Its just not going to happen.