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How is Matt Read not a Finalist for the Calder


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Ladeskog and Henrique both played third PK pairing (about 1:20 minutes a game). Read played double of that. Nugent-Hopkins did not play PK at all (but of ton of PP).

Landeskog should totally win it, but Read should have been a finalist.

Agree with that statement....

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I wasn't aware of the age limitation on the Calder.

Probably because there isn't one. If they want it to be the best player under 20 award, make it the best player under 20 award.

OOPs that definately came out wrong. My thought was that thats the criteria the sports writers are using when they didnt consider him.If had a vote he would be at the top he plays pp, pk lead in goals and game winners all that production on a team loaded with rooks. The other reason he doesnt get the nod is the name of team he plays for. I agree with you a rookie is a rookie
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I wasn't aware of the age limitation on the Calder.

Probably because there isn't one. If they want it to be the best player under 20 award, make it the best player under 20 award.

Actually, there IS an age restriction on the Calder. You have to be under 26, which Read is. His age does act against him, and because of it, I don't think he should win (Landeskogs season as a teenager is much more impressive). Another thing against him is he's a Flyer. And then of the course the all important factor...he didn't play junior :P But he should certainly be a finalist after a great year for a rookie.

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I wasn't aware of the age limitation on the Calder.

Probably because there isn't one.

there is. age 26. read squeaks in.

so..he does qualify. but i can see how his age colors his accomplishments in the eyes of the voters. it is a little less impressive for a 25 yearold to do those things than an 18/19 year old.

besides, my vote would go to couturier, anyway.

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I wasn't aware of the age limitation on the Calder.

Probably because there isn't one. If they want it to be the best player under 20 award, make it the best player under 20 award.

In 1990, Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames became the oldest player, at age 31, to win the Calder. After that season, the rules for awarding the Calder were amended so that players could only be eligible if they were 26 years old or younger by September 15 of their rookie season.

To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. The latter fact was perhaps most prominent when in 1979–80, first-year phenom Wayne Gretzky was not eligible to win the Calder Trophy despite scoring 137 points (the previous rookie record at the time being 95), because he had played a full season the previous year in the World Hockey Association. The trophy has been won the most times by rookies from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have won it on nine occasions

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24 goals, most GWG for all rookies, fourth in +/- and played in all game situations (pp, sh, ev).

Mind boggling.

Another issue I have with awards is what about Courtier? Anyone that knows hockey and watched him play will agree this kid is a stud. But because he doesn't have 25 goals all the idiots won't even mention his name. Hockey is more than about stats..

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