The best rookie defenceman?

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  1. MrThomas

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    This year there are maybe more than ever some really great rookie defencemen out there like Dahlin, Heiskanen, Jokiharju. Who's looking the best so far and will be the best after this season?

    I gotta say Heiskanen. He looks like he's been out there like 10 years and he is so smooth. Jokiharju may still surprise everyone.
     
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    Jokiharju has the points but Heiskanen has the defence.
    As someone who just watched there most recent games, Heisky impressed me more then Joki did.
     
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    Dahlin will win the calder.
     
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    Yeah Miro reminds me of Scott Niedermayer quite much. I'm not sure if I have ever seen this many elite rookie defencemen out there at the same time
     
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    I think this years calder run will be so ******* exciting. I don't think Dahlin will win it though even he will be a franchise D eventually. I think it will be Petterson, Svechnikov, Heiskanen or Jokiharju.
     
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    I don’t think Dahlin has any lesser chance than those two other dmen. It’ll be a forward as usual.
     
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    Ill admit im speaking based on only hype - but i sure as hell hope he wins it

    Outside of McDavid hes the most hyped prospect since Crosby imo
     
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    Unless he gets moved to Buffalo’s first PP unit (he definitely deserves to be) , he won’t have a great chance. Buffalo just doesn’t score enough ES goals for him to keep pace with players like Petterson.
     
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    Cholowski should be in the conversation. He's been playing with poise beyond his years and he's a great passer.
     
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    Thus far it's been Heiskanen.
     
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    Don’t think he’s anywhere near anyone’s top pick right now.

    Petterrson
    Hesiken
    Jokiharju
    Svechnikov

    All a step ahead. I think some more seasoning would of done Dahlin well

    For the OP Heiskenen for me
     
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    I think it's Miro Heiskanen.

    As much as I like Jokiharju, I don't think that his performance will age as well over the season as Heiskanen's. Heiskanen has performed incredibly when it come to defense. For instance, vs Leafs, he was on the ice for 18 shots for and 4 against, during 5v5.

    Dahlin's been meh. People really look for things to talk about him. His performance has been OK at best, certainly nowhere near what was expected and certainly no generational start.Most disappointing #1OA since Yakupov thus far. Of course, he can still pick it up.
     
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    Heiskanen hasn't just impressed me for a rookie defenseman. His play has just been extremely good in general so far. He definitely looks special
     
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    I agree with this. Will be extremely difficult for a dman to win the Calder this year considering the forward rookie class has some very tough competition. Dmen will need to put up 40 points this year imo to get any real consideration
     
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    There's franchise forwards again who will get the votes for Calder even if they don't impact the game as much as some of these D-men.

    Fun group of rookies again.
     
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    Wow. 3 games in and people are already writing in RotY. ANYTHING can happen from here on out. Speculating is pointless.

    Get back to me around game 40.
     
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    Svechnikov better put a stop to this discussion before the finns become unbareble.;)
     
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    SO far it looks like Heiskanen
     
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    3 games in ... hahahah

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    Dermott has been playing fantastic and quickly moving up the ranks in toronto
     
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    If anything the thread is premature and I assumed we were going by that sample size..?? What else am I supposed to base it off? Is every 1st overall automatically the Calder winner or something ?
     
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    Except he isn't a rookie.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    The kid has barely played in the league and you are already saying he's a bust? For real?
     

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