Bedard may not have been fired. He may just have decided to move on to a new challenge. Or maybe he doesn't do well with hybrid goalies like Mrazek. After all, Howard is as boring and safe in playing style as they come.
Panarin should win and Eichel should be in the talk over Mcdavid. He didn't play half the season, it's unfortunate but that's how it is. Nominations shouldn't be based on ifs and assumptions (that he continued that ppg pace).
Why is everyone so anti-McJesus on here? Ok, so he didn't play half the season, but when he did he ended up with the 3rd best PPG in the league this year. Isn't that pretty good? I don't think he should get it because he didn't olay a full year, but you can't blame the league for nominating him when clearly he's the best rookie by a mile, especially coming back from a broken clavicle.
I hate the NHL hype machine too, but you can't deny that the guy is a superior talent. Would Panerin have scored 30 if he didn't have Kane feeding him all year long whilst on a career year?
I don't think they're against McDavid as much as they are against the joke shortlist that the league popped out.
Panarin - He's 24, turning 25 this year, and has played 4 and a half seasons in the KHL.
No Jack Eichel. Wtf? Five years younger than Panarin, second in goals and points amongst rookies behind Panarin, and in his first pro season of any kind. Nope, not included. Ok....