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Top 10 Calder candidates

Created by: GMs
Initial Creation Date: Jan 20, 2020
Published: Jan 20 at 3:16 am
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HM : Bear
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
0$81,500,000$8,711,666$0$7,565,000$72,788,334
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
COL
Makar, Cale
$880,833
RD
RFA - 2
VAN
Hughes, Quintin
$916,667
LD
RFA - 2
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA - 2
NYR
Fox, Adam
$925,000
RD
RFA - 3
MTL
Suzuki, Nick
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 3
CAR
Necas, Martin
$863,333
C, RW
RFA - 3
PIT
Marino, John
$925,000
D
RFA - 2
EDM
Bear, Ethan
$720,000
RD
RFA - 1

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Jan 20 at 3:17
#1
GM Hockeysaurus Rex
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Mikheyev has fallen from the face of the planet.
Jan 20 at 3:18
#2
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Quoting: SammyT_51
Mikheyev has fallen from the face of the planet.


Yeah due to injury
Jan 20 at 3:22
#3
GM Hockeysaurus Rex
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Quoting: GMs
Yeah due to injury


He might come out later in season for sure tho. He has been stellar this year and performed better than most of the guys on that list. The injury would cause him to go out, but at this point he still should be in top-10
Jan 20 at 3:33
#4
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Merzlinkins shouldn’t be on this list. He was awful the first month of the season and hardly saw the ice when Korpisalo was healthy. He’s been really good for only 2 weeks this season. I’d rather see Gavrikov on this list for Columbus as he's been a sure thing in the top 4 for Columbus and has even played well in the top 2 with Jones when called upon. Though it can be said that he’s playing with solid partners in Jones or Savard most of the season.
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Jan 20 at 5:15
#5
mhockey91
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Quoting: SammyT_51
He might come out later in season for sure tho. He has been stellar this year and performed better than most of the guys on that list. The injury would cause him to go out, but at this point he still should be in top-10


there's not a single guy hes better than on this list currently
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Jan 20 at 7:52
#6
Canes Baby
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Quoting: SammyT_51
He might come out later in season for sure tho. He has been stellar this year and performed better than most of the guys on that list. The injury would cause him to go out, but at this point he still should be in top-10


Quoting: Ajp_18
Merzlinkins shouldn’t be on this list. He was awful the first month of the season and hardly saw the ice when Korpisalo was healthy. He’s been really good for only 2 weeks this season. I’d rather see Gavrikov on this list for Columbus as he's been a sure thing in the top 4 for Columbus and has even played well in the top 2 with Jones when called upon. Though it can be said that he’s playing with solid partners in Jones or Savard most of the season.


Does it really matter anyone after #1?tears of joy
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Jan 20 at 7:53
#7
KFTW
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Quoting: jslongo
Does it really matter anyone after #1?tears of joy


#1 is Merzlikins and it isn't close
Jan 20 at 8:39
#8
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I’d switch Merzlikins and Bear. Other than that, looks good.
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Jan 20 at 8:56
#9
Caps fan idk why
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Samsonov needs some respect.

15-2-1, (has only started 16games) leads the nhl is GAA and is top 5 in SA%. Samsonov is the only goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first nine career road games in one season and one of just two goaltenders in NHL history to win each of his first eight career road games (Brent Johnson: Feb. 26, 1999 through Jan. 13, 2001 with St. Louis). He’s also won 10 straight games.
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Jan 20 at 9:20
#10
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
I’d switch Merzlikins and Bear. Other than that, looks good.


Agree Bear should be on this list. For a rookie to step into a 1st pairing role and do as well as he has is incredible. Even Hughes and Makar haven't been asked to play top comp every night like Bear has.
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Jan 20 at 9:48
#11
bigZ
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
Samsonov needs some respect.

15-2-1, (has only started 16games) leads the nhl is GAA and is top 5 in SA%. Samsonov is the only goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first nine career road games in one season and one of just two goaltenders in NHL history to win each of his first eight career road games (Brent Johnson: Feb. 26, 1999 through Jan. 13, 2001 with St. Louis). He’s also won 10 straight games.


deserves a look? Yes. Likely in my top 10? Maybe by the end of the season. He is splitting starts with Holtby which def helps his performance (pretty sure he is splitting correct me if im wrong).

Quoting: SammyT_51
He might come out later in season for sure tho. He has been stellar this year and performed better than most of the guys on that list. The injury would cause him to go out, but at this point he still should be in top-10


you cannot expect a guy to come back from basically a season ending injury and play maybe what, 5 games? if hes lucky to even return? And be considered for the Calder? Then again it is toronto so God knows he will get some votes regardless. Realistically Makar, Hughes, Kubalik, Marino, Necas are my top 5. Even ollifson is out because I believe he is out for another couple months (I think?)
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Jan 20 at 9:50
#12
mhockey91
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Quoting: CD282
Agree Bear should be on this list. For a rookie to step into a 1st pairing role and do as well as he has is incredible. Even Hughes and Makar haven't been asked to play top comp every night like Bear has.


its a great rookie class this year
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Jan 20 at 10:39
#13
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: bigZ98
deserves a look? Yes. Likely in my top 10? Maybe by the end of the season. He is splitting starts with Holtby which def helps his performance (pretty sure he is splitting correct me if im wrong).



you cannot expect a guy to come back from basically a season ending injury and play maybe what, 5 games? if hes lucky to even return? And be considered for the Calder? Then again it is toronto so God knows he will get some votes regardless. Realistically Makar, Hughes, Kubalik, Marino, Necas are my top 5. Even ollifson is out because I believe he is out for another couple months (I think?)


He’s “splitting starts” bc the capitals ere trying to respect Holtby or give him a chance to snap out of his cold streak. Samsonov has officially taken the job. He has 15 wins in 16 starts. I agree his record might suffer from more starts but on the other hand playing more games might actually help him get into a rhythm.
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Jan 20 at 11:07
#14
bigZ
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
He’s “splitting starts” bc the capitals ere trying to respect Holtby or give him a chance to snap out of his cold streak. Samsonov has officially taken the job. He has 15 wins in 16 starts. I agree his record might suffer from more starts but on the other hand playing more games might actually help him get into a rhythm.


Fair, I see what you mean.
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Jan 20 at 1:13
#15
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
I agree his record might suffer from more starts


The same could be said for any of these players though. "If Makar played 28 minutes a night his game would suffer." Managing playing time is something every coach does with every player, but especially rookies. The fact that he isn't getting 60 starts this year doesn't disqualify Samsonov at all.
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Jan 20 at 1:31
#16
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
Samsonov needs some respect.

15-2-1, (has only started 16games) leads the nhl is GAA and is top 5 in SA%. Samsonov is the only goaltender in NHL history to win each of his first nine career road games in one season and one of just two goaltenders in NHL history to win each of his first eight career road games (Brent Johnson: Feb. 26, 1999 through Jan. 13, 2001 with St. Louis). He’s also won 10 straight games.


he's ranked #5 what you mean needs some respect
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Jan 20 at 2:21
#17
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: GMs
he's ranked #5 what you mean needs some respect


Tbh I was looking in the goalie area for goalies. That’s my mistake. Sorry.
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Jan 20 at 2:21
#18
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: CD282
The same could be said for any of these players though. "If Makar played 28 minutes a night his game would suffer." Managing playing time is something every coach does with every player, but especially rookies. The fact that he isn't getting 60 starts this year doesn't disqualify Samsonov at all.


I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get 70% of the remaining starts
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