Hodgson, Landeskog: Consistent Rookies
Standard Spin: While Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Adam Henrique have received the majority of the attention, Cody Hodgson and Gabriel Landeskog are shaping up as the two most consistent fantasy freshman of 2011-2012. Unlike Craig Smith and Matt Read who have slowed of late, Hodgson and Landeskog have kept it up all year. Hodgson has a solid 4G and 1A in his last 10 games, while Landeskog is currently coming on - with 4G and 4A in his last 9. Both Hodgson and Landeskog have also avoided the injury bug, something RNH and Henrique have not been so lucky with.
At this stage we project the Calder Finalists as follows: 1) Henrique, 2) RNH, 3) Hodgson, and 4) Landeskog. However, this order could shift drastically if any of the 6 players mentioned go on a tear to finish off the year. Landeskog has the best outside chance. But, if Henrique can get back on track, his status as a player from the East should give him the needed bump in voting. (2/12/12)