Calder finalists announced, Hagelin not among them

April 20, 2012, by

In what is no surprise to pretty much anyone, Carl Hagelin was not included in the finalists for the Calder Trophy for the NHL’s top rookie. The finalists are Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, New Jersey’s Adam Henrique, and Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog.

RNH appears to be the front runner, as he has the post points among the trio in less games (62), with a line of 18-34-52. Comparatively, Landeskog has as many points (22-30-52) in a full 82 games, while Henrique has a line of 16-35-51 in 74 games.

To average this out over 82 games, RNH would finish with a line of approximately 23-44-67. Henrique’s numbers would jump slightly to 17-38-55, and Landeskog’s numbers would remain the same.

Hagelin finished the season with a line of 14-24-38 in 64 games. Averaged out over 82 games, that’s a line of 17-30-47. So the omission of Hagelin is a reasonable one.

My prediction: RNH wins it, probably close to unanimously too.

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  1. Chris F says:

    Who does the Calder voting? How much is based on these offensive production numbers? Are intangibles, such as speed, or puck handling considered? What about advanced metrics such as Corsi?

    • Dave says:

      The PHWA votes for the Calder…I don’t know what they use as criteria but I’d assuming that Corsi isn’t considered.

      • Chris F says:

        You should petition!

        • Dave says:

          I wouldn’t have voted for Hagelin either.

          • Chris F says:

            I’m not saying he should have won. I’m saying that the parameters for discussion should include much more than mere offensive production. Corsi, speed, offensive vs. defensive zone starts, PP time, PK time, 5-on-5 time, etc.

  2. Matt J says:

    Can’t say I’m surprised by this but Hagelin has meant a lot to this team, and does things that don’t show up on the stat sheet. Sens fans think he’s a nobody on this team but he really is what made that first line go. Gaborik and Richards can’t forecheck half as good as him and that’s why both players are struggling and have been separated. Rangers really miss Hagelin.

  3. Walt says:

    Hagelin isn’t given considreation because he only played for half the season, and the others mentioned have the names!

    We all love the kid, for all the above mentioned reasons, and because he’s a likeable person. How can the voteing writers vote for Hags, and not the #1 overall pick in Nugent-Hopkins? Also, Hags plays for the Rangers, and when you have dipshits like Milbury making the comments he makes, then these writers have been given cover.

    In our hearts, the kid is our Calder winner, even in all honesty, I probably wouldn’t have voted for him myself.