Top 10 rookies in NHL for 2011-12?

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  1. LapierreSports

    LapierreSports Registered User

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    Hi Everyone,

    Now that the regular season is over, I would like your opinions on your top 10 rookies for next season. Who do you think will win the calder?

    Thanks
     
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    Not sure he will win the Calder, but Tarasenko should be on the Blues team next year. He might be worth discussing.
     
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    Minnesota's Mikael Granlund might be one. At least on the PP if not else. My guess is 50-70 points if he plays in NHL next season.
     
  4. The Waffler

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    Jared Cowen.

    Wont put up too impressive numbers though

    Maybe David Rundblad as well.
     
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    Cowen and Rundblad from the Sens.
     
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    here are 10 names I could see in the conversation next season:

    Vladimir Tarasenko
    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
    Zac Dalpe
    Jared Cowen
    Erik Gudbranson
    Ryan Johansen
    Adam Larsson
    Brayden Schenn
    Mikael Granlund
    Nino Niederreiter
     
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    Brayden Schenn, David Runblad, Vladimir Tarasenko, Chris Kreider, Luke Adam, Zac Dalpe, Charlie Coyle
     
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    :amazed: You are being optimistic, that's for sure.

    But I really hope that happens. ;)
     
  9. The Podium

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    Possibly Joe Colborne, Jake Gardiner, and Matt Frattin...
     
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    Adam Larsson (TBD)
    Marcus Kruger (CHI)
    Erik Gudbranson (FLA)
    Brayden Schenn (LA)
    Vladamir Tarasenko (STL)
    David Rundblad (OTT)
    Gabriel Langdeskog (TBD)
    Ryan Johanson (CBJ)
    Tomas Tatar (DET)
    Jared Cowen (OTT)
     
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    Pual Statsny Overpaid, overrated

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    If he makes the team, Stefan Elliot will have a similar (if not greater) impact as Shattenkirk did last year.
     
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    Very good list, but I'd add Nino, Granlund, Markstrom, and Kadri over Landeskog at least, maybe also Johanson, Larsson, and Kruger. Not definitely, but I'd put them in the same 8-13 group
     
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    I buy the Granlund hype. My best Calder guess, opportunity could be there to break into top 6 ice.

    I'll suggest Cowen has the more favourable season over Rundblad, neither in serious Calder talks. If something happens to Gonchar early and Rundblad runs a PP with Karlsson, that changes quickly...a good PP mind should be able to do some really interesting things with those two.
     
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    It's doubtful Markstrom is in the NHL next season, at least to start. Tallon has said that he needs another half year in the AHL before he is ready to step up, and that was before his knee injury that ended his season in February.
     
  17. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Markstrom may have to come in if Vokoun leaves. He could challenge for starter
     
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    Kadri lost his rookie status after his second call-up but if he was still a rookie I could see him definately taking the calder.
     
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    The Panthers would just sign another starting goalie if Vokoun leaves. The only way Markstrom is gonna make the team is as a backup, in which case Clemmer gets demoted, but I doubt that happens. Tallon really wants him to get that extra experience in the AHL.
     
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    If I had to put my money on one guy to win the Calder next year it'd be Brayden Schenn, seemed like he was pretty NHL ready even this year, and I could easily see him snagging the 2nd line C role in LA in 11/12.
     
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    Is Kirill Petrov contractually eligible to be in the NHL next year?
    He had a decent KHL season...
     
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    While I think that both Rundblad and Cowen will be solid players for the Sens next year, I do not think either has a shot at the Calder. Cowen is a defensive prospect, so will not get the sexy points required for Calder votes, and Rundblad will be behind Karlsson and Gonchar, thus limiting his opportunity for PP time.

    Look to guys that dominated in their prior leagues, and get an opportunity to shine. The Buffalo kids Adam and Gagnarni (?) have done very well in the AHL, Schenn has been dominant as well. Top pickes from recent years like Connoly, Johansen, and Niederiter are possibles as well.

    I do not that any guys drafted this year will have impact seasons next year.
     
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    Kirill Kabanov. Bar none. :P
     
  24. Adam Larsson 6-19-25
    Erik Gudbranson 3-15-18
    Brayden Schenn 14-27-41
    Vladamir Tarasenko 19-30-49
    David Rundblad 5-22-27
    Gabriel Langdeskog 13-20-33
    Ryan Johanson 21-34-55
    Tomas Tatar 14-17-31
    Jared Cowen 3-19-22
    Nino Niederreiter 14-23-37
    Michael Granlund 20-24-44
    Ryan Nugent Hopkins 20-31-51 (if drafted by the Oilers and plays with Hall)
     
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    Maybe if Johanson is playing on the top line. But even then I still think RNH might put up 60ish points playing with Hall. He will probably go along with Hall and be a good duo. Hall is probably expected atleast 60 points next season.
     

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