Many were surprised, even stunned, when the Colorado Avalanche handed out a six-year contract to Miles Wood on the opening day of free agency. Heck, I was one of the many that were caught off guard by the term.
It’s not that Wood is a bad player, it’s just that long-term contracts like that are typically reserved for star players. To see a player coming off a 13 goal season get a contract that long is rare, but obviously there’s a reason why Colorado felt comfortable doing it, right?
Well, after watching 8 of his games from last year, I can see exactly why they like him. Like most bottom six players, he’s not perfect, and he’ll probably be a divisive player, but in the end, he won me over. Let me explain how.
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Without further ado, let’s get to it.