E.J. Hradek ranks the five best rookies in the NHL at this point in the season, with Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks checking in as the current leader in the race for the Calder award. Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes isn't far behind.
E.J. Hradek takes to the stat sheet to break down and rank the performances of the NHL's best rookies over the past two months of the season. Standouts include Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders and Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.
E.J. Hradek usually looks at the Calder race -- i.e. rookies -- in his Wednesday blog, but today he's focusing on the sophomore class, kids like Tyler Myers, Jimmy Howard and Matt Duchene. In all, 10 guys are evaluated.
E.J. Hradek's Calder Watch returns for the 2010-11 season with five candidates to be the NHL's top rookie. From the get-go, Hradek gives the nod to a player with a little playoff experience: Canadiens D P.K. Subban.