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02-04-2013, 02:20 PM
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Rookie of the month

Don't know if it was posted before but if not here it is:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=654004

Tarasenko wins it. Although Conacher had a very strong case. He's ahead in points now but those points came in February.

Anyway, nice rookie class so far this season.

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02-04-2013, 02:24 PM
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Before the season started, Tarasenko was already the big favorite to win the Calder trophy, it's his to loose IMO. I could be wrong but I don't think Conacher will keep putting up points at this crazy pace.

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Shaping up to be a pretty good rookie class

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It's not the race we all expected yet. Wait until Tarasenko and Conacher cool off, while Granlund and the others heat up...That's when the fun begins.

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02-04-2013, 02:35 PM
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Tarasenko, Conacher, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Yakupov, Brunner, etc.

This shall be good.

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Good group of rookies. It seems like a couple of the guys this year would beat out the winners of some past years, but that's just what it looks like today, who knows what it's gonna look like in 2 months.

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Before the season started, Tarasenko was already the big favorite to win the Calder trophy, it's his to loose IMO. I could be wrong but I don't think Conacher will keep putting up points at this crazy pace.
Why? He has already a full ahl and full playoffs experiance in pros (ahl mvp and rookie of the year), also he is playing on tampa 2nd PP. On 5 on 5, he got a reborn lecavalier (over 1 ppg and team leader in hits, good ole Vinny) and Malone with him, 2 big buddies to get the pucks in traffic. I think Conacher Will finish over 1 PPG and around 15 goals. He is a young st. Louis hahha

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Tarasenko, Conacher, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Yakupov, Brunner, etc.

This shall be good.
Hamilton as well, been impressed with him.

Does Mike Kostka count as a rookie?

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Tarasenko hands down

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Why? He has already a full ahl and full playoffs experiance in pros (ahl mvp and rookie of the year), also he is playing on tampa 2nd PP. On 5 on 5, he got a reborn lecavalier (over 1 ppg and team leader in hits, good ole Vinny) and Malone with him, 2 big buddies to get the pucks in traffic. I think Conacher Will finish over 1 PPG and around 15 goals. He is a young st. Louis hahha
Well he's currently tenth in scoring, I doubt he'll finish there, at the moment he's ahead of legitimate allstars like Malkin (tied), Datsyuk, Hossa, and Gaborik. I'm very impressed with his performence so far, but I just don't see him keeping this pace.

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Tarasenko, Conacher, Yakupov impressed the most so far

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Why? He has already a full ahl and full playoffs experiance in pros (ahl mvp and rookie of the year), also he is playing on tampa 2nd PP. On 5 on 5, he got a reborn lecavalier (over 1 ppg and team leader in hits, good ole Vinny) and Malone with him, 2 big buddies to get the pucks in traffic. I think Conacher Will finish over 1 PPG and around 15 goals. He is a young st. Louis hahha
Conacher's shooting percentage is around 35% right now, while Tarasenko is shooting closer to 20%; neither of these are sustainable. Both of them are going to cool off, but since Tarasenko is shooting almost twice as much as Conacher, my money is on Tarasenko scoring more goals. Conacher might still have more points at the end of the year due to assists though.

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Tarasenko, Conacher and Galchenyuk IMO have been the best so far

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I've been more impressed with Gallagher than Galchenyuk for the Habs.

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Very good rookie class.

Not that he will be anywhere close to winning it, but I hope Jaden Schwartz starts to pick it up a bit to the point where you could almost mention him in the conversation.

Tarasenko and Galchenyuk been the most impressive to me, but I have yet to see Conacher play yet so I can't judge him. The numbers look great.

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Tarasenko, Conacher, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Yakupov, Brunner, etc.

This shall be good.
Brunner is too old to be a rookie by NHL standards so he can't win any of these awards I believe.

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02-05-2013, 10:17 AM
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02-05-2013, 10:42 AM
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For forwards right now I find the most impressive:

Yakupov - scores big goals
Tarasenko - electric but not as consistent as yak
Conacher - he's pretty fun to watch actually (only seen him once though)
Gallagher - the straw that stirs the drink on that line
Galchenyuk - i like his effort

For D:
Schultz - it's actually his d-play that impresses me the most
Hamilton - He's looking really good, albeit he's behind a pretty good D core
Brodin - Only watched him once, didn't notice him so well, but from what the wild are saying about him, he's making suter look better than he's been.

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For forwards right now I find the most impressive:

Yakupov - scores big goals
Tarasenko - electric but not as consistent as yak
Conacher - he's pretty fun to watch actually (only seen him once though)
Gallagher - the straw that stirs the drink on that line
Galchenyuk - i like his effort

For D:
Schultz - it's actually his d-play that impresses me the most
Hamilton - He's looking really good, albeit he's behind a pretty good D core
Brodin - Only watched him once, didn't notice him so well, but from what the wild are saying about him, he's making suter look better than he's been.
So...less is more?

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02-05-2013, 11:19 AM
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So...less is more?
I also have no clue where that statement is coming from.

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It's not the race we all expected yet. Wait until Tarasenko and Conacher cool off, while Granlund and the others heat up...That's when the fun begins.
Well, Tarasenko is playing his game. His goal/shots is around 20%, which isn't anything special. And he always was pretty good with passing. While Conacher scored 5 goals in 12 shots.

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02-05-2013, 11:22 AM
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So...less is more?
I like tarasenko, so it's unfortunate that I have to use a very polarizing statement to prove my point, but the only goals he's scored so far have been against teams, that in my opinion, will not make the playoffs.

Yakupov has won the Oilers some games.

Again, just my opinion.

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