Dobber checks in every Monday to force-feed you the latest fantasy hockey trends. The founder of DobberHockey.com and a columnist for The Hockey News website, he long ago immersed himself into this rollercoaster world and is unable to escape.
What a year it's been for rookies. So many good ones, yet we may not see a 50-point forward, a 15-win goaltender, or a 25-point defenseman!
The last time something like this happened, the Calder went to blueliner Barret Jackman for his 19 points and plus-23. So if you look at the plus/minus category, then it would seem that Gabriel Landeskog could walk away the winner here. He'll likely finish the season with 40 or 45 points and a plus-20 rating.
If Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returns healthy and regains his pre-injury form, then Calder voters will be saved from a tough decision.
At any rate, there is a preseason Calder favorite who has really emerged on the scene — Brayden Schenn. In pulling the latest Frozen Pool data, Schenn cracks the Top 15 roto players of the last two weeks (includes Sunday's games).
These fellas are wielding a hot stick. Take that into consideration when you go after them in trade talks...
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