We shouldn't nitpick Crosby's, Ovechkin's play

Updated: April 3, 2006, 9:36 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

The entry for the 2005 winner of the Calder Trophy in the NHL's official guide and record book forever will remain blank, one of many historic holes created by the ugly lockout most in the industry would prefer to forget.

In the case of the Calder, it is as though missing a year has created an added layer of energy behind the race for rookie of the year honors this season.

None of the other major trophies -- Vezina (top goalie), Hart (MVP), Norris (top defenseman) or Jack Adams ...

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