Dobber’s 2014-15 Pre-Season Calder Picks – Part 2

MD

2014-09-15

Kuznetsov

 

Dobber counts down his Top 10 candidates for the 2014-15 Calder Trophy

Last week I took a look at players 20 through 11 (the full Top 50 can be found in my ninth annual Fantasy Hockey Guide). Generally, my Calder List gets re-vamped in late September so expect changes to that chart. This is due to some prospects unexpectedly getting cut, or on the flip side – unexpectedly making the team. Fantasy hockey is very fluid and I try to capture that as best I can with the Guide updates.

 

Before we get to the Top 10, I’ll take the preview a little further and provide you with (just the names) players 32 through 21…

32. Max Domi, Arizona

31. Jason Akeson, Philadelphia

30. Brandon Gormley, Arizona

29. Derrick Pouliot, Pittsburgh

28. Andre Burakovsky, Washington

27. Henrik Samuelsson, Arizona

26. Bo Horvat, Vancouver

25. Linden Vey, Vancouver

24. Scott Laughton, Philadelphia

23. Calle Jarnkrok, Nashville

22. Anthony Mantha, Detroit

21. Kevin Hayes, NY Rangers

As I noted, fantasy hockey is fluid. I already see players I would move around just based on prospect camps and further information (for example, I will be bumping Domi, Pouliot and Mantha up a few slots).

 

That being said, my Top 10 Calder candidates are probably not going to change much. Perhaps some movement within the Top 10, but I can’t see any players moving out (unless one of the hyped 2014 draftees get cut early, which is unlikely). So here they are:

 

10. Sam Reinhart, Buffalo – I think that each member of the Big 3 from the 2014 draft will be in the Top 5 for Calder voting if he makes his club. I also believe that of the Big 3, Reinhart has the least likelihood of making the squad. I just can’t see the Sabres throwing him into the fire like that after seeing what the previous management regime did to Mikhail Grigorenko. Even if he shows in camp that he’s one of the three best offe