Found November 03, 2011 on The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
When it comes to rookies, the league has caught Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fever. He won the honors of October's top rookie via NHL.com and is the main focus of the hockey world, but beneath the shadow of the next great Edmonton Oiler is Luke Adam of the Buffalo Sabres.While the rest of the league is watching the young gun in Edmonton, Adam has quietly made a push to be considered the league's top rookie.At this point in the season both players have played 11 games, and their stats are nearly identical. Player Team POS GP G A P +/- PP GW TOI/G FO% Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton C 11 5 6 11 +4 2 1 16:28 28.3 Luke Adam Buffalo C 11 4 7 11 +2 0 0 15:00 43.6 Both point totals are identical, there is not a big gap between each player's average time on ice, and Adam seems to be the better of the two in the face-off circle. But still, Nugent-Hopkins gets the majority of the lime light and attention. Adam has been rewarded for his early season succe...
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