Before clicking on the story I assumed it was Craig Button making this list since Pierre MacGuire is no longer with TSN and no one other than those two (at TSN, at least) would be so dumb as to pick against The Nuge. I guess Cullen is trying to going the ranks of the foolish at TSN.
A poster in the comments makes a good point. Can't you only win the calder if you are drafted? Or does that not matter?
I think it only matters if you played one season in the WHA. ~stupid NHL~
"In 1990, Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames became the oldest player, at age 31, to win the Calder, even though he had played for the "unofficially" professional team HC CSKA Moscow (the "Red Army" team) in the Soviet Union. After that season, the rules for awarding the Calder were amended so that players could only be eligible if they were 26 years old or younger by September 15 of their rookie season."
I didn't see anything about being drafted. I'm sure it doesn't matter. but personally, I think even 26 is too old to qualify for the rookie of the year. but dems the rules. (I can see the no age limit thing before 1967, as I assume there was a lot of talent buried in the minors for many years with so few roster spots in the NHL, and the way teams "owned" players so they couldn't change teams)