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Early Lady Byng Leader

It is still early in the season but I think we have a leader in the Lady Byng race.  Our leader is a rookie who is tied for the NHL lead in goals and one point behind the NHL lead and has no penalty minutes yet in his NHL career.  Our leader is Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It is very rare that a rookie is good enough to be considered for an award other than the Calder Trophy but Matthews has been good enough so far to be not only the Calder leader but also the Lady Byng leader.  He is probably under consideration for another award or two though I don't see him as the current leader.  This is a phenomenal start to a career.  If Matthews keeps playing at this level over the longer term, he will go down in history as one of the game's all time greats.

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Is this for real??  Can we give Toronto to another country on a different planet?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 10/28/16 at 09:04 PM ET

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Matthews is a great player and will be even better as experience grows.  My beef was the Lady Byng, has this goof even watched the majority of the players or seen the stats on most players?

Sorry PuckStopsHere, usually like your stuff, but you missed the boat on this one..Of course IMO

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 10/29/16 at 01:31 PM ET

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