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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