1. Ok Anderson has one season over 32 points and Wilson has 5 but in 3 other seasons Anderson has had 29, 30 and 32 as well, so not a huge drop off there
2. Again Wilson scored 21-24 goals in 3 of the last 4 seasons sure, but Anderson wasn't far behind in that aspect either scoring 17, 19 and 27 goals in 3 out of his last 4 seasons as well as being on pace for 19 again this year.
3. Anderson's first 2 years in the league he played a total of 18 games so yeah I did account for Wilson playing 4th line minutes cause I included Anderson's first 2 seasons in the calculation for career numbers.
4. 55 points over 5 years is 11 points more per season, sorry that doesn't qualify as a significantly better even if you look at his goals 11 more over 5 years is 2.2 more per year isn't significantly better either. Now factor on Kuznetsov and Ovi and the gap narrows. Anderson has had good talent in PLD and Suzuki but they don't even come close to Ovi and Kuznetsov, also Anderson played the majority of his career in the middle or bottom 6 as well with significantly less talented players not the top line like Wilson. So career stats are a good enough measure to account for the beginning of Wilson's career.
Again, you're trying to make a comparison of their play now, using stats that skew due to the start of a players career doesn't work.
- Anderson having around 29, 30, 32 point seasons is consistent, but really isn't a credit to a player who played most of those seasons and is being payed 5.5 mil for the next 5 years. For Comparison, Conor Sheary scored 40 points playing around the lineup last year, and was being paid 1.5 million.
- Wilson scored more goals than Anderson despite a. Not being a goal scorer and b. not playing near full seasons.
- I'm saying that career points is not a good measure of trying to compare them now. Anderson had the better start to his career, but when you try and actually compare the two's play now, noone is going to care that Anderson did better in his first couple seasons, when both are in their late 20s and the NHL is a "what have you done for me lately" type of league.
- Wilson has also spent the majority of his career, if we want to talk career, not with Ovi and Kuzy as you claim. Though they did play together a majority of 2020, Wilson was rarely on the first line prior to that year (being passed up for Vrana, Burakovsky, and others, even Connolly occasionally), and played with Ovi and Kuzy much less last year and instead played with Oshie (and a revolving door of centers) for parts of the year due to a multitude of injuries (Washington would instead use Sheary, Protas, and Hathaway over Wilson). Wilson's stats are mostly his own, and decently higher than Anderson DESPITE
not being someone who puts up large amounts of goals or points (in fact, he rarely even plays PP1 when everyone is healthy, passed up for better passers like Backstrom, Oshie, and Kuznetsov).
-Finally, Wilson has also improved in the last few years while Anderson hasn't. In his last three years, Wilson has improved, going from 44 in 68 games in 2019-20, to 33 in 47 (pace for 58) in 2020-21. Wilson is also far better defensively than Anderson (though not hard to out-pace Anderson's 16% defense rating on JFresh). It's hard to compare a 32 point winger who can't play defense to a 52 point All-Star who also plays much better defense and also throwing nearly 90 more hits while he's at it. Their overall career numbers are similar for a multitude of reasons, but to compare the two in their current state of play and contract, they are nowhere near similar.