Luke Adam wins AHL RotY -- Pirates Three-Peat

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  1. Chainshot

    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    Luke Adam has won the Dudley "Red" Garrett award as the AHL's rookie of the year, making it three in a row for the Pirates/Sabres with Gerbe, Ennis and now Adam.
     
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    Awesome, congrats Luke.
     
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    Kassian next year?
     
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    BobbyRyan9 Let's Go Bruins!

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    Well deserved, scoring over a point-per-game in his rookie season. If he was up in Buffalo any longer he may not have won it :D.
     
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    HarryNealesGarden Big Daddy Ted

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    Between Kassian and Brayden McNabb, the Sabres/Pirates organization has a great shot at a four-peat.
     
  6. Chainshot

    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    If they can retain Dineen, retain Ellis, add in at least one more "professional" vet and make sure all of them have steeltoed boots to kick his butt when he gets unfocused... then yes, there is a possibility.
     
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    How can they announce this if the season isn't even over yet?
     
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    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    Who else was in contention?

    From a Canucks standpoint, Eddie Lack? (top 5 in all major goaltending stats as a rookie)
     
  10. Chainshot

    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    Figure it was probably the guys named to the all-rookie team, which included Lack in net (who I thought was going to win it, honestly) and Rhett Rakhshani (also a solid candidate with very good production on a weaker team).

    http://theahl.com/2010-11-ahl-all-rookie-team-announced-p170384
     
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    No way Kassian makes it a 4-peat.

    McNabb has a shot though IMHO. Pretty impressive, but just winning the AHL ROY doesn't mean they will pan out to be good NHL players.

    A list of the last 20 winners (Green means they produced at the NHL level, orange means "jury is out still", red means "bust")

    2009–10 - Tyler Ennis, Portland Pirates
    2008–09 - Nathan Gerbe, Portland Pirates
    2007–08 - Teddy Purcell, Manchester Monarchs

    2006–07 - Brett Sterling, Chicago Wolves
    2005–06 - Patrick O'Sullivan, Houston Aeros
    2004–05 - Rene Bourque, Norfolk Admirals
    2003–04 - Wade Dubielewicz, Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    2002–03 - Darren Haydar, Milwaukee Admirals
    2001–02 - Tyler Arnason, Norfolk Admirals
    2000–01 - Ryan Kraft, Kentucky Thoroughblades
    1999–00 - Mika Noronen, Rochester Americans
    1998–99 - Shane Willis, Beast of New Haven
    1997–98 - Daniel Briere, Springfield Falcons
    1996–97 - Jaroslav Svejkovsky, Portland Pirates
    1995–96 - Darcy Tucker, Fredericton Canadiens
    1994–95 - Jim Carey, Portland Pirates
    1993–94 - Rene Corbet, Cornwall Aces
    1992–93 - Corey Hirsch, Binghamton Rangers

    1991–92 - Felix Potvin, St. John's Maple Leafs
    1990–91 - Patrick Lebeau, Fredericton Canadiens
    1989–90 - Donald Audette, Rochester Americans

    I was pretty lax in my definition of "produced at the NHL level".

    Hopefully these three break that trend!
     
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    the vezina winning jim carey was a bust?
     
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    Kevin Dineen should be in the NHL.
     
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    To be fair to "Mergus merganser" Carey was a pretty terrible choice for the Vezina that year, and he did absolutely nothing for the rest of his career, his Vezina year was the only season he played over 40 games, one of just 2 seasons where he hit 30+ games, and one of just 3 season where he hit 20+ games. Other than his Vezina year he was basically not an NHL goalie, but yeah, even still he definitely should have been on the "produced at the NHL level" list, a Vezina is a Vezina after all.
     
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    He's had the chance to move up to the NHL on a few occasions and has declined them all. I'm sure another round of job offers will come his way again this summer too. It's up to him if and when he wants to coach in the NHL.
     
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    it's a pretty subjective list; O'Sullivan has the same number of 50-point seasons as the "proven" Arnason.
     
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    Lack should've won it.

    No offense meant, of course, to Luke Adam, who did have a great season. But no rookie goaltender in at least the last 5 years has done what Lack has done - coming straight from being a BACKUP in the SEL.
     
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    The fact Lack was a backup last yr is irrelevant to the award. JMO.
     
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    Congrats Luke.
     
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    It is irrelevant. What's not irrelevant is that Lack is doing something that hasn't been done by a rookie goaltender in a really, really long time. In fact, you could make a case for him being the best goaltender in the AHL this year. Luke Adam certainly can't claim that he's the best skater in the league.
     
  21. What is the potential or upside for this kid?

    What are current NHL comparables?
     
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    I remember last year he got an offer to coach in Columbus, and interviewed for it, but declined, saying he wants to stay in Portland mainly for his family. IIRC, he has a couple kids in high school and that played into his decisioning.
     
  23. Joey Moss

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    Would've been Omark if he stayed there. :sarcasm:

    Congrats to Luke, though.
     
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    The best comparison I've seen (and admittedly, it's my own) is Andreychuk. Not that he'll be as good, but he's a big guy (who looks even bigger than the 6'2" that he's listed at) who has a nose for the net and a quick release.

    He's gonna score goals, though that might be it (which isn't a bad thing).
     

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