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05-11-2013, 03:01 AM
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MessierThanThou
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Originally Posted by nightfighter View Post
Also don't underestimate the egos of some of these so called "hockey expert" journalists and writers. Some of them will nominate dark horse candidates just so they will seem more knowledgeable and set themselves apart from the pack. Just another reason why the voting for this award is a joke.
So true.

These writers also made up their minds mid-season as to whom they wanted for the Calder, and when Yakupov started tearing it up late in the year, they didn't feel like adjusting their opinions after spending most of the year heaping praise on lesser players who were on great teams and getting better opportunities. So yeah, it's all ego.

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