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Coach Q: Saad a clear Calder contender

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Center Brandon Saad, here battling Anaheim's Saku Koivu for the puck, is a serious contender for the Calder Trophy.

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In a year when there are several rookies capable of winning the Calder Trophy, Brandon Saad stands out among them, at least in the eyes of his coach. "Definitely in the race, definitely in the mix," Joel Quenneville said. "You could say on top, but from watching him here I might be a little biased, but I'm being objective how good he is during games and how big a factor he is in how our team plays."
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