Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Calder Trophy

The NHL just released the candidates for the rookie of the year - the Calder Trophy. The final three were Columbus goaltender Steve Mason, Anaheim winger Bobby Ryan and Chicago winger Kris Versteeg. The Rangers had just one rookie to play a significant role this season, Lauri Korpikoski and let's face it - he didn't have a chance.

Actually, Versteeg and Ryan don't have a chance against the goaltender who carried a mediocre team into the playoffs. So the Scotty Hockey pick is Steve Mason. Going beyond this season, I think Ryan will prove to be a better player (Versteeg is a complimentary-type, nothing more) but Mason helped Manny Malhotra get back into the playoffs so all credit given and due (yeah Manny!).


per djoos said...

with you on mason, SH. guy's gonna be an elite goalie for long time.

and as much as i like ryan, too, i expect my countryman patrik berglund to have the best career of this year's rookie crop.

keep the faith tonight, bro.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Manny, god damn bum did nothing for the Rangers