#1 He’s here to stay
Wilson and his agent wanted to get a deal done after getting an early taste of the pressure that comes with entering a contract year.
Some say that taste came in the summer. Others say it started around the trade deadline. But Wilson and his agent did what had to be done.
"“We got a little taste this summer of how crazy it can get. I’ve been around long enough that you see some of these contract years and you see some of the distraction and, as the year goes along, all the stuff that can come up. I wanted to get rid of that, not have to worry about that. I knew I wanted to be here for as long as I could and the team expressed the same. It just makes it easier to get it out of the way now so it doesn’t have to be a distraction.”"
Now that they can put those trade rumor distractions and the contract year up in the rearview mirror expect Wilson to have a big season coming up where he could score around 25 to 30 goals. Especially because unlike last year, he enters this year healthy.
These are the 3 reasons why we’ve yet to see the best of Tom Wilson. And the fact he hasn’t even reached his ceiling yet is scary to the rest of the league.