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Who is Rookie of the Year so far this season?

Who would you say is the favorite for the Calder Trophy after one month of NHL action?

This week for the Puck Prospectus Roundtable, the crew discussed who everyone would give the Rookie of Year trophy to after the month of October.

Here is excerpt:

In my mind the most impactful rookie so far this season has been Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers. First off, being a rookie defenseman in the National Hockey League carries with it a lot more pressure than being an NHL rookie forward. There are only six defensemen on a roster per night; it is far more difficult to “hide” a defenseman against weaker competition than it is with forwards. Defense mistakes are apparent to the regular fan; forward mistakes are far less noticeable. That is what makes Michael Del Zotto’s start to the season so notable.

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