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Rookies To Watch

Some of the Globe and Mail hockey writers answer the following question…

Which National Hockey League rookie will have the biggest impact this season?


Take a pen. Jot down this name: Oliver Ekman-Larsson. When your buddies ask you which NHL rookie is going to have a whiz-bang season, tell them it’ll be the Phoenix Coyotes’ first-year defenceman Ekman-Larsson.

Yes, there are more celebrated rookies out there (Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin), but at 19 Ekman-Larsson comes with size (6 foot 2, 176 pounds) and a polished game.



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Thanks for the link, Paul. It’s always interesting to read about the new guys at the start of the season.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/06/10 at 09:02 PM ET


“Washington Capitals’ goaltender Michal Neuvirth qualifies for Calder Trophy on a technicality:”

I believe they all make it on a technicality, some are just farther from the dividing line than others.

Posted by Shane on 10/06/10 at 09:53 PM ET

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