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Colin Wilson On Dealing With OCD

from Colin Wilson at The Players' Tribune,

During every pregame skate, I used to look into the crowd and wonder what the fans could see.

I mean, like, what could they really see?

Could they see the cuts on my hands — and the blood on my laces — from obsessively lacing and relacing my skates again and again?

Could they see the bags under my eyes from having gotten just two hours of sleep for the fifth straight night?

Could they see the pain I was going through from trying to work up the nerve to tell the coach that tonight was the night when it was just all too much, and I couldn’t play?

I’ve been an NHL player for 11 years. And until very recently, I’ve had untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD as we commonly know it.

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Colin Wilson Goes To Colorado

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Video- Ref Sees Broken Stick Via A Slash, Picks Out The Wrong Player From The Wrong Team

Ryan Suter with the slash on Colin Wilson and Wilson gets the slashing penalty.

The Predators did survive and won 3-2.

 

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Colin Wilson Signs A Four-Year Contract With The Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (July 27, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed restricted free agent Colin Wilson to a four-year, $15.75 million contract. Wilson will be paid $3.75 million in 2015-16, then $4 million in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 for an average annual value of $3.9375 million.

Wilson, 25 (10/20/89), set career highs in goals (20) and points (42), while tying a personal best in assists (22) in 2014-15. The Greenwich, Conn., native also led the team and set a career high in plus/minus rating (+19), and tied a career high and ranked third on the Predators in game-winning goals (5). During the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 6-1, 216-pounder set franchise records for goals (5) and power-play goals (4) in a playoff series during the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. Chicago. In 368 career NHL contests since 2009-10, Wilson has 178 points (77g-101a).

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It’s All In The Mind For Colin Wilson

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.”

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Nashville Signs Colin Wilson

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Video- You Make The Call

This goal by Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators was ruled as a no-goal on the ice.

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A New Groin Strain Treatment

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.
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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.

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