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Rookies Made an Impact in Round One

The Stanley Cup Playoffs, they’re a man’s game. That’s how the narrative goes, at least. It’s tough, it’s passion-fueled, and it’s no place for a kid (so they say.) At 18-years-old, you are considered to be an adult, but lets

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MacKinnon, Palát, Johnson nominated for Calder

 The wait is over. The votes are in. The top three rookies of the 2013-14 NHL season as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association are Colorado’s Nate MacKinnon, and Tampa Bay’s Ondřej Palát and Tyler Johnson. MacKinnon finished with the

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Calder Trophy Power Rankings

The 2013-14 NHL season was strong one for first year players. 34 players recorded over 20 points, and 59 different players played in at least half of their team’s games. However, the numbers start to dwindle when to start talking

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MacKinnon Looks Like Conensus Calder Choice

  Pundits and bloggers across North America all seem to have come to the conclusion that the Colorado Avalanche’s Nate MacKinnon was the best rookie in the NHL this past season, and will likely run away with the Calder Trophy.

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John Gibson shines in shutout NHL debut

Goalies are often considered to be the most unpredictable position for amateur scouts to project a player’s development. Plenty of first round picks have been busts, and a surprising number of goalies taken in the afterthought rounds have grown into

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