Price has not been the best rookie in the league in any month of the season. He might end up being the best rookie during this last stretch before the playoffs but IMO that does not qualify him to be a legit candidate for the Calder.
Having said that, I would not trade Price for any other rookie in the league.
2003-04 Boston NHL 57 29 18 9 3420 117 1586 3 2.05 .926
These are the stats Raycroft posted when he beat Ryder for the calder. Ryder had 25goals and 63points. Kane and Backstron will probaly get around 70pts. I don't think Price has a shot. Anyway he won the other calder last year
In an interview before the season started he said he wanted 15 wins this season.