Which groups are due for a regression? Teammates for Calder? Ought to Canadiens rebuild? Duhatschek mailbag – [Update News]

Due to all who submitted questions for my November mailbag. As at all times, I attempted to get to as many as I might right here and can deal with others later this week in my NHL pocket book. Let’s dive proper in.

Concerning Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider’s sturdy begins in Detroit; are there comparables to having 2 gamers on the identical staff that may each probably take prime 2 of the highest 5 slots in Calder? — Kyle A.

Really, there are a variety of parallels to the state of affairs you define, and so much will depend on how far again in time you wish to go. Within the NHL’s Authentic Six period, Dave Keon gained the 1961 Calder Trophy forward of his Maple Leafs teammate Bob Nevin. In 1950, two Bruins (Jack Gelineau and Phil Maloney) ran one-two; the yr earlier than, in 1949, it was a pair of Rangers (Pentti Lund and Allan Stanley) who managed the trick. Within the fashionable period, as reader Andy B. identified, one of the best instance got here within the 2002 Calder race, when Thrashers teammates Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk completed one-two forward of third-place finisher Kristian Huselius of the Panthers.

Others got here near duplicating that feat:

In 2007, the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin gained the Calder, with teammate