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Calder Trophy

View Poll Results: Who Wins the Calder?
Barkov 27 6.78%
Mackinnon 70 17.59%
Strome 20 5.03%
Baertschi 32 8.04%
Drouin 51 12.81%
Bjugstad 3 0.75%
Jones 14 3.52%
Schiefele 17 4.27%
Toffoli 4 1.01%
Nichushkin 45 11.31%
Forsberg 7 1.76%
Trouba 19 4.77%
Chiasson 18 4.52%
Hertl 40 10.05%
Reilly 6 1.51%
Other (write in) 25 6.28%
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09-30-2013, 09:50 AM
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Typical HF wotes for favourite player))) Be real

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09-30-2013, 10:07 AM
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I like when people say preseason means nothing and its not indicative of anything.. over the course of an 82 game season.. probably not. Agreed.

But to think that all of a sudden on opening night MacKinnon is going to light the lamp and put up huge points the first two weeks of the season...

Preseason might not mean much, but it showed MacKinnon isn't 100% NHL ready yet and there will be growing pains.
Yeah, MacKinnon will have a transition period. He's going to have to learn to slow the game down, think it better, and not rely so much on his skills. He can't just dance around people like he did in Halifax. I'm certainly not worried about it, because we aren't counting on him for the offense this season. I'm just hoping for steady improvement throughout the year.

As far as being NHL ready, he's got NHL size and certainly has the skill set. You have to learn sometime. Might as well be now, when we can ease him in.

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09-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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Yeah, MacKinnon will have a transition period. He's going to have to learn to slow the game down, think it better, and not rely so much on his skills. He can't just dance around people like he did in Halifax. I'm certainly not worried about it, because we aren't counting on him for the offense this season. I'm just hoping for steady improvement throughout the year.

As far as being NHL ready, he's got NHL size and certainly has the skill set. You have to learn sometime. Might as well be now, when we can ease him in.
I think he will have a fine season, I just don't understand how some posters here seem to he can just flip a switch from pre-season to regular season and be a completely different player. It doesn't work like that.

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09-30-2013, 10:56 AM
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Every rookie will have their up and downs, MacKinnon had some in the preseason (although I think he was fine). I think he is still one of the favorites.


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09-30-2013, 12:27 PM
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I think he will have a fine season, I just don't understand how some posters here seem to he can just flip a switch from pre-season to regular season and be a completely different player. It doesn't work like that.
I remember him against Russia at internationals -Russia vs Quebeс he is amazing.
His biggest skill is his mental side. Nobody can mentall pressing him. So even our defenders plays dirty against him (cheks , dirty hits)- He plays better and angrier. It is amazing character


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09-30-2013, 01:02 PM
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Went with Scheifele, but that's assuming Drouin gets sent back.

Chiasson, Barkov, MacKinnon and like 10 others are all worthy choices.

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How does him turning 18 a month ago make him more likely to win the Calder? If people remembered his birthday, they would all go "wow, Calder is Mackinnons to lose". If people could vote Calder eligible 20 year old Mackinnon, I'd say a lot more people would be voting for him then.
Because this is the ****in' preseason and it's going to take Mackinnon a few games to get his legs under him. He's never had pro experience, like a lot of guys have in this thread. I think Mackinnon's first ten games will be rough, but I fully expect him to score a lot after then.

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You asked why there weren't more vote for Mackinnon, and I just gave you the answer.

I am not saying he is a bust, don't know why Avs fans are getting so bitter about it.

In general, rookies are the ones who try their hardest in camp and pre-season in hopes of staying with the team (Nuke and Chiasson did just that, for example). So, why you might not get a good gauge of the entire team and every player, I would say it is a decent gauge for rookies.
I'm not an Avs fan, so I have no clue whatsoever what you're talking about (re: being "bitter").

And yes, I know you come into every thread pumping up Chiasson and Nichushkin, congrats. A few pre-season games against teams not icing their best lineups where there is no urgency to win is not at all indicative of a player's ability. Logan Couture has looked pretty meh all pre-season outside of one game, but I'm not remotely concerned about him. Meanwhile, Tomas Hertl has looked absolutely godly. Perhaps Hertl has looked better than Mackinnon. But I'm not reading a damn thing into that.

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I think he will have a fine season, I just don't understand how some posters here seem to he can just flip a switch from pre-season to regular season and be a completely different player. It doesn't work like that.
It's not about flipping a switch. It's about growing more comfortable with the NHL game; getting up to speed, getting his feet under him, etc...

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Drouin is lethal.

Trouba deserves recognition.

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Remember when everyone in this thread was laughing at me for picking Mackinnon?

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10-03-2013, 12:13 AM
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Mackinnon showing early why it wont even be a competition this year. This kid is going to have the best rookie numbers since Kane, just watch

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On Tuesday Trouba won the Calder, yesterday MacKinnon won the Calder, who will win it today because they got one or two assists?

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I'm an Avs fan and I'm still with Trouba. The guy is going to tear things up and play big minutes for the Jets.

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Explain me why this little fella can't win it. He's reminescent of Danny Briere, imo.

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I voted Baertschi but I'm starting to think I underrated MacKinnon. Trouba will probably be in the discussion the whole year but will eventually lose the race because he's a defenseman in the western conference.

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10-03-2013, 01:47 PM
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Explain me why this little fella can't win it. He's reminescent of Danny Briere, imo.
Because the other players are better

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Because the other players are better
Yes Mackinnon, Drouin are more skilled but if I were to tell you that a small guy that plays like Gallagher and showed flashes of brilliance in less then 20 games last season + playoff. That guy, in Pageau, that would compete with Mackinnon, Drouin, Nichtuschkin.

I think he can surprise a lot of people.

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On Tuesday Trouba won the Calder, yesterday MacKinnon won the Calder, who will win it today because they got one or two assists?
Both players were in the discussion before their first NHL games. I think Trouba is a longshot because he is a 19-year old defenseman, and there are a bunch of very strong rookie forwards this year (including your boy Nichushkin in Dallas). I think that MacKinnon is a strong candidate, regardless of his performance in game 1. After all, he was a deserving #1 overall pick in a very strong draft.

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Lol at drouin being way ahead then mac has one good game then everyone is voting for him

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I voted Strome because by now he should be almost a man compared to many and he SHOULD be the most NHL ready. If not then why???? On that note Chiasson and Toffoli should have a shot as well. But Strome has had more hype.

Strome is going to start the season in the AHL. The Isles want to bring him along slowly. The new normal on the Island is one to two seasons in the AHL before callup.

Rookies who made the Isles include Donovan and Nelson.

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