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.