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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

April 18, 2011
April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
TEAM HOYT
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PIERRE MCGUIRE'S In the Crease

The top candidates for this year's Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie include a pair of centers (the Hurricanes' Jeff Skinner and the Sharks' Logan Couture) and defensemen (the Ducks' Cam Fowler and the Canadiens' P.K. Subban), as well as a goalie, the Blackhawks' Corey Crawford. It wouldn't be a surprise if Skinner, 18, were to beat them all—blessed with terrific puck control, he leads all rookies in scoring with 63 points... . The Red Wings have the talent to win a Stanley Cup, but they're not going anywhere this spring if they don't take better care of the puck. Coach Mike Babcock has made puck management a point of emphasis going into the playoffs because turnovers have been an unusually big problem for Detroit, which has the eighth most giveaways in the NHL.

This is an article from the April 18, 2011 issue

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