The Toronto Star’s Chris Johnston posted a column this morning which discusses his NHL Awards favorites at the “Quarter Pole” of the season. I know that we already know around here that Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider are going to be finalists for the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s best rookie, but it’s sure nice to read other people from other media markets saying so:
Calder Trophy: Lucas Raymond Detroit
You can’t ignore a teenager who puts up 20 points in his first 21 NHL games, especially with most of that production coming at even strength. Raymond’s closest Calder competition comes from teammate Moritz Seider, who is playing more than 22 minutes per game on the Detroit blue line. It’s been a bleak couple of seasons for Steve Yzerman’s team, but the future is now.
Continued; at this point, “hope is a good thing” in Detroit. A really refreshing thing.