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from Scott Powers of ESPN,
The Nashville Predators’ Colin Wilson thinks a lot about thinking.
Wilson, a 25-year-old forward, worked with a sports psychologist early in his pro career, found he liked it and has focused more on the mental part of his game in recent years. For him, it’s a way of comprehending why he has certain thoughts and trying to use that to make him a better player.
“I really like it,” said Wilson, who uses a sports psychologist outside of the Predators’ organization. “I think in the beginning when you start realizing how your thoughts can create this reality, I think it kind of is a little bit of a shock to you at the beginning. I think it’s an important part of life.
“I’m getting more into it now. It’s more just understanding your thought. I think there’s times where you know you can make a situation out to be too much pressure on yourself; you can make it however you want it to. It’s just something I’ve been focusing on. It seems to be working right now.”
#Preds have signed Colin Wilson to a 3-year, $6 million contract which will pay him $1.5mil in 12-13, $2mil in 13-14 & $2.5mil in 14-15— KWilsonPreds (@KWilsonPreds) July 24, 2012
This goal by Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators was ruled as a no-goal on the ice.
from John Glennon of the Tennessean,
Predators prospect Colin Wilson appears close to making his NHL debut, thanks in part to a relatively new sports medical procedure.
Wilson suffered a strained groin early in training camp but underwent a blood platelet treatment a couple of weeks ago that has apparently helped the healing process.
Coach Barry Trotz didn’t specify the name of the treatment, but the process he described — in which platelets were removed from the injured area, mixed and then returned to the body — sounds identical to platelet-rich plasma.
In PRP, which has only been used in the sports field in recent years, a small sampling of the patient’s blood is placed into a centrifuge that rotates at high speed.