Raycroft top candidate for Calder

Bruins' goalie Andrew Raycroft will ultimately be judged by how he performs in the postseason.

Updated: March 26, 2004, 12:27 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Despite being on the losing end of Toronto's 3-0 victory over Boston on Thursday night, Bruins goaltender Andrew Raycroft kept his team in the game until Nikolai Antropov iced the game with an empty-netter, and is still a top candidate for the Calder Trophy.

Raycroft, who allowed two goals on 34 shots by the Maple Leafs, wouldn't vote for himself as the rookie of the year, however.

"I don't think anyone should vote for themselves," Raycroft said Wednesday in a media teleconference. "Obviously, I've seen Patrice [Bergeron] play a lot this year and if he had not gotten hurt, I would probably give my vote to him. Unfortunately, he's missed about 15 games and that kind of hurts. [Michael] Ryder or [Trent] Hunter, I don't know which one; I would give it to those guys. Probably Michael Ryder just because of his points, so I'll give it to him."


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