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 ranks the top contenders for the Calder trophy, and he once again put the San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture in the top spot. Couture shouldn't get too comfortable, however, as the Carolina Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner is closing the gap.
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 ranks the top five rookies in the NHL as the season reaches the two-thirds mark. And the No. 1 overall pick from 2009, John Tavares, is nowhere to be found. Plus, a look at an L.A. native who could be a first-round pick this June.
E.J. Hradek gives some attention to a trio of rooks outside the spotlight of the league's freshman scoring race, as they help their teams compete for a playoff spot in Nashville, New Jersey and Colorado.
Here's my quick bloggie look at the playoff races in both conferences. Eastern Conference The Bruins, Devils, Capitals and Flyers are good to go. These four teams have been a given for a while now. What order? I say B's, Devils, Caps and Flyers. A...