Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You Can't Spell Calder Without Cal

So, Russo opened the barn door on this, and some of us are trying to get that nag outta there before the door swings shut again.

Cal Clutterbuck for the Calder Trophy.

Sure has a nice ring to it, eh?

And why not? He's on pace for high-teens goals, he's leading the entire league in hits, and he's leaving his imprint on every game he plays. He's helping the team win, and he's not causing it to lose. With 8 goals, he sits 8th on the team. He has more goals than Burns, SRV, Pouliot (RIP), Queen MAB, Kolanos, Gaborik, Shep, Johnsson, Schultz, Gillies, Weller, Reitz, Boogaard and Skoula.

Hell, he's got more goals than Johnsson, Schultz, Gillies, Weller, Reitz, Boogaard and Skoula combined.

Look, he probably won't win it. Chris Versteeg, Bobby Ryan, Drew Doughty and Steve Mason (Blake Wheeler, too, thanks CH)...they're all putting up very solid Calder-worthy campaigns. But shouldn't our Cal at least be in the conversation?

Says here he should.



Unknown said...

You forgot Blake Wheeler and Steve Mason.

KiPA - Kevin in PA said...

Sure, he can be discussed.

Dan said...

I'm on the bandwagon.