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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2016, 02:09:37 PM »
What might help Nylander hurdle that wall would be his Pro/AHL time, which neither Domi nor Larkin really had. Nylander's been playing against some level of pro-adult hockey since 2013.

Yeah, like I said, I think a deep dive on this sort of thing would be interesting while allowing for all sorts of different groupings. NCAA vs. CHL players, NA vs. Europeans, guys with AHL time vs. without, etc

If there was some evidence that there was distinct pattern to rookie scoring like that I'm sure some of it could be attributed to fatigue but I'd bet things like better pro scouting would factor into it as well. Even with his brief call-up last year I'd guess a lot of teams/players are still getting their first look at Nylander and what he can do.
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« Reply #61 on: November 01, 2016, 02:04:18 PM »
Rookie of the month for October.

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« Reply #62 on: November 01, 2016, 03:19:43 PM »

Toronto Maple Leafs ‏@MapleLeafs  14m14 minutes ago
William Nylander has been named the @NHL Rookie of the Month for October

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« Reply #63 on: November 01, 2016, 03:28:51 PM »
Echo...echo...echo.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2016, 03:49:42 PM »
Not quite.  Mine has the pretty picture. :)

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« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2016, 05:25:13 PM »
"I'm here for (6) more years. Then I'm gonna stay for two more because we'll be really good." - Coach Mike Babcock

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« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2016, 05:43:27 PM »
I hope a Leafs player wins rookie of the month each and every month of the season.

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« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2016, 07:15:01 PM »

That's actually mind boggling, like, just by a law of averages
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« Reply #68 on: November 01, 2016, 07:34:52 PM »
I know right? How far do you have to go back for Calder... I don't think Wendel in won it in '85. Probably the Sixties.

Matthews, Marner and Nylander could just keep alternating every month  ;D
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« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2016, 10:47:35 AM »
I know right? How far do you have to go back for Calder... I don't think Wendel in won it in '85. Probably the Sixties.

Matthews, Marner and Nylander could just keep alternating every month  ;D

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2016, 12:24:39 PM »
I honestly didn't think Nylander was this good.  I hope he keeps it up.

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« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2016, 01:29:04 PM »
I honestly didn't think Nylander was this good.  I hope he keeps it up.

I watched a lot of Marlies games last year, the crazy thing is we might just be scratching the surface on what this guy can do.

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« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2016, 02:20:09 PM »
I honestly didn't think Nylander was this good.  I hope he keeps it up.

I'm not. :)  Sometimes it takes getting lucky to be good.  The Leafs were fortunate that Will dropped to them.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2016, 02:35:27 PM »
I honestly didn't think Nylander was this good.  I hope he keeps it up.

I'm not. :)  Sometimes it takes getting lucky to be good.  The Leafs were fortunate that Will dropped to them.

We could have ended up with *shudders* Jake Virtanen or Nick Ritchie.

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2016, 02:40:06 PM »
I know right? How far do you have to go back for Calder... I don't think Wendel in won it in '85. Probably the Sixties.

Matthews, Marner and Nylander could just keep alternating every month  ;D

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Re: William Nylander
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2016, 02:40:06 PM »