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Defending Big D Mar 18, 2015

Calder Conversation: John Klingberg is Clearly This Season's Best Rookie Defenseman

The Stars rookie defenseman outshines all his competition in every measurable way except age - is that enough to get him a Calder Trophy nomination? Every long-time Dallas Stars fan understands exactly why age is a factor in Calder Trophy discussions. Back in the days when the Stars will still the Minnesota North Stars, a young kid named Mike Modano burst onto the NHL scene as a 19 year old with 29 goals and 75 points in 80 games, helping to lead his team to the playoffs. That same 1989-90 season, however, a Red Army veteran named Sergei Makarov had an equally impressive campaign with 24...

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