With holiday tournaments starting this week, the second half of the college hockey season is nearly upon us. Time flies.
With this in mind, we can at least start to look at who seems probable to be in the Hobey Baker conversation at the end of the year. The guys who are there now tend to be the ones there at the end of the season, with the exception of maybe one or two guys dropping off their production paces and being replaced by those who pick it up in the second half.
And as usual, you can break the Hobey group down into three categories: Forwards who score a lot or have a lot of points, defensemen with high point totals, and goaltenders who are head and shoulders above everyone else and play the vast majority of their teams’ minutes.
And also as usual, there’s a clear and very small group of guys who would be in legitimate competition for the award right now. This examination is really just an effort look at legitimate candidates, so while yeah there’sRead More »from NCAA Hockey 101: Hobey Baker candidates at the halfway point