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04-06-2010, 09:16 PM
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Yup....age being a factor is a complete joke.

I heard Datsyuk's to old to win the Selke this year.

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Exactly.. I'm getting sick of people saying he's too old.. The award should go to the guy with the best rookie season, not to the guy that has been the most impressive considering his age..
C'est la vie.
If Howard was 21 or 22, he'd be the front runner.

Instead, he'll be fortunate to be a finalist.

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In 1990/91 a guy named Fedorov with a terrific Rookie season lost the race against a guy named Ed Belfour. Born April, 21 1965 - a few days BEFORE Steve Yzerman, who had by then won Lester B, Captained his team to a Conference Final and played no less then 8 years in the NHL. Belfours stats, having played 23 NHL-games before (!), were 2,47 and 91,0%.
Being 26 and with these numbers he edged out a 30 goal, almost 80-point guy!!


It is pretty common for goalies, to take longer to break into the league. Especially with cotending franchises. But does that take anything away from their performance?!

The rule was instated for the Larionovs, Makarovs and Fetisovs of this world. But those days are over!
I would say that the KHL-Expeirence Ovechkin had when coming over was more of an argument against Calder then the AHL-experience Howard has...

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04-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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They should change the rule, but since they haven't as of yet it should have no influence this season. But, what Howard has done in his rookie year after 4 seasons of 40+ in the AHL does not even compare to what Steve Mason did in his rookie season after 3 seasons in the OHL. It is that simple, it is rookie of the year, not best 5th year pro. Howard should be 2nd runner up to Myers and Duchene under the current rule.

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Let me guess, LeBrun.

He's got the biggest, most horrible veiled Anti-Wings standpoint (Except for MAYBE Keith Jones from Vs.)

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C'est la vie.
If Howard was 21 or 22, he'd be the front runner.

Instead, he'll be fortunate to be a finalist.
Fortunate? It's Myers and Howard no one else is even close. Duchene was... 2 months ago. Tavares was... 3 months ago.

Myers, Howard and Rask those should be the nominees.

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When these kids get 2 or 3 years in and are bombing like Steve Mason because they didn't get enough time in the minors, maybe they'll revise their ideas on younger players deserving more credit. There's a lot of 20 year old players that CAN play in the NHL, but in the long-run they're better served with another year or more of minor league play so that they don't fizzle out.

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When these kids get 2 or 3 years in and are bombing like Steve Mason because they didn't get enough time in the minors, maybe they'll revise their ideas on younger players deserving more credit. There's a lot of 20 year old players that CAN play in the NHL, but in the long-run they're better served with another year or more of minor league play so that they don't fizzle out.


There is no "one way" to develop a guy.
Myers got the chance this year because he showed, right out of camp, that he had the ability to get the job done.

I mean, how do you explain Ericsson's struggles this year? He needed more time in the AHL?

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