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The Toronto effect: Does playing for the Maple Leafs help or hurt Auston Matthews' Calder Trophy candidacy?

TORONTO — The question did not make mention of Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine or the whole Calder Trophy debate. There was nothing said about whether playing in Toronto, rather than Winnipeg, helped or hurt a player’s popularity. 1,133 more words

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By the numbers: Laine vs Matthews

With a little under 30 games left to play in the regular season, a lot of fans already have their locks for the Calder trophy. In all fairness to Zach Werenski, Mitch Marner, Matthew Tkachuk, William Nylander, Matt Murray and Sebastian Aho; there is no doubt that either Patrik Laine or Auston Matthews will be awarded this trophy. 707 more words

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Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine? Remarkable rookie duo headlines crowded chase for Calder Trophy

NHL rookie classes like this one don’t come around very often.

Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine is the NHL’s first star of the week after an eight-point performance. 999 more words

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McDavid-Manning feud continues to simmer

The second Connor McDavid lost an edge and went slamming into the end boards at Rexall Place, smashing his collarbone and derailing what would have been a Calder Trophy season, Brandon Manning knew he’d be at the top of Edmonton’s public enemy list. 865 more words

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A 2017 Calder Trophy Candidate from Every Team: Eastern Conference

By Tom Hunter (@PuckDontLie)

Yesterday I took a look at who I believe will be the most likely Calder Trophy candidate for each team in the… 2,630 more words

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A 2017 Calder Trophy Candidate from Every Team: Western Conference

By Tom Hunter (@PuckDontLie)

When the NHL season began last October, Connor McDavid was the odds-on favourite to win the 2016 Calder Trophy – and had he not missed significant time due to injury, he would have won in a landslide. 2,175 more words

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Oilers' McDavid loses NHL rookie of the year vote

Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy on Wednesday as the NHL’s rookie of the year.

The 24-year-old Russian led all rookies in goals (30), assists (47), points (77), power-play goals (eight), power-play points (24) and game-winning goals (7) in 80 games in 2015-16. 91 more words

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