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Calder Trophy tracker: 'Bob' leads the pack

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Calder Trophy tracker: 'Bob' leads the pack

Last season, Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers ran away with the Calder Trophy, earning 400 more points than Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, who was the first runner-up.

Will it be closer this year?

The 2010-11 race certainly has the making of a classic, featuring a Cinderalla story goaltender in Philadelphia, a gamble at forward paying off in Carolina and a can't-miss defenseman playing at a far higher level than his age would suggest in Washington DC.

So, who will take home Calder this spring? There's too much hockey left to be played to make that brash a decision, but NHL.com's Mike Morreale is ready to tell you who has been the League's best rookie through the first quarter of the season.

Winner

Sergei Bobrovsky, Philadelphia Flyers -- Bobrovsky has turned potential into reality. The 22-year-old Russian arrived in North America this fall as one of the game's most intriguing prospects. By November, he has become one of the League's best goalies. He's tied for second in the League with 11 wins and is ranked 11th in goals-against average (2.29), save percentage (.925) and minutes played (916:31) after stealing the job in training camp after starter Michael Leighton suffered a back injury. During the Flyers' 10-game unbeaten streak earlier this season, "Bob" had a 1.70 GAA and a .946 save percentage.
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