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Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane Will Help Win 3rd Calder Trophy In 10 Seasons

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Mar 10, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports /
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Yes I know the Calder Trophy is only handed out for the rookie of the year in the NHL, but let me explain my position on this title. 

The first Calder trophy Patrick Kane won was his own after the 2007-2008 season.   Kane had a very good rookie season scoring 21 times with 51 assists for 72 points on the last Chicago Blackhawks team not to make the playoffs.  In the end he along with Jonathan Toews helped turn the Blackhawks from a losing franchise to a winning one, and in doing so Kane won the Calder Trophy as best rookie in the NHL that year.

As we all know since that great rookie year, Patrick Kane has won many awards from Conn Smythe’s to winning the Hart Trophy last year, but the biggest trophy he got to lift was the Stanley Cup after scoring that overtime goal in Philly back in 2010.

Back to my premise though, after winning the third Stanley Cup in franchise history the Chicago Blackhawks roster changed up and Brandon Saad left, and Artemi Panarin arrived.  Yes, I know the arrival of Panarin was also the same year that Kane had his only 100 point season to date.

But let’s not forget the writers would have given last years Calder Trophy to Connor McDavid if it wasn’t for the great season the Breadman put together scoring pretty one timers set up time and time again from #88.

Panarin’s rookie season was 30 goals and 47 assists, and I couldn’t find the stat but Kane assisted on like 80-90 percent of all of Panarin’s goals.

Yes, they were a team that helped each other out, and they had great chemistry on the ice with Panarin getting all giddy everytime Kane scored a career milestone goal. The thing is Kane has been able to score goals and collect assists no matter who is on the other wing.

The trade yesterday is hard to swallow a bit, It takes away Patrick Kane‘s best running mate and brings back Jonathan Toews best bud in Brandon Saad.  But never fear Stan Bowman has a plan!

So, that brings me to the third Calder trophy, which will be handed out next year to Alex DeBrincat. Yes, some people will call me a meatball for this comment and I don’t care.

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DeBrincat is a sniper who scored over 50 goals three straight seasons in Juniors so he knows where to go on the ice to score.  That’s all you need to know to play on a line with Kane and Artem Anisimov.  Anisimov has learned how to park his big frame in front of the net and watch Kane set up Panarin for two season.  So all DeBrincat will have to do is learn to find those same spots and still be the sniper he was in Juniors.

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Yes, he’s small and yes he’s never played in the NHL, but none of that matters to me.  Patrick Kane will make DeBrincat a household name like he made Artemi Panarin.  We will just have to come up with a good nickname like the Brinks Truck or something!

Kane will help DeBrincat win the Calder next season, and it will be the third one won since Kane arrived back in 2007.

What do you think? Am I Crazy or on to something? Let us know in the Comments section!

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