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Calder Trophy Power Rankings: All Quiet on the Western Front

It’s just about a dead heat for the pole position in the ultra-competitive Calder Trophy race between Cale Makar and Quinn Hughes. One could make a compelling case for either first-year rearguard as the league’s most proficient rookie.

[Read more: Calder Trophy Power Rankings: Looking at a Rapidly Shifting Field]

At least, one without a dog in this fight might assume as much. A cursory glance at Hockey Twitter would reveal artillery shells falling on either side of the line as Colorado and Vancouver (somehow Buffalo, too) lob shots back-and-forth at one another’s defensive positions.

Each line is steeled in its resolve, and neither appears ready to concede so much as an inch of ground.

It doesn’t get any more harmonious after that either. In the No. 3 position, we have a rookie with a ster

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