Stastny for Calder?

When this season got started, Evgeni Malkin was the runaway winner for the Rookie of the Year Calder trophy, this article is in no way trying to take away from what Malkin has done this year, he is fantastic. I am simply trying to shed light on an amazing player that has come out of nowhere: Paul Stastny.
I was watching the Sabres/Avs game last night thinking to myself, this kid is real good. I wondered to myself, as he collected a point in his 17th straight game, does he have the meat and potatoes(stats) to get some consideration for the ROY award this year, so I did my homework.

Here are Evgeni Malkin’s and Paul Stastny’s stats for this year.

Malkin has played in 62 games, has 29 goals, 40 assists, 69 points and is currently a -2. He has 62 penalty minutes and 207 shots, a 14.01 shooting %, 5 Game winning goals and 13 powerplay goals as well as 19 powerplay assists.

Stastny has played in 68 games, has 22 goals, 43 assists, 65 points and is currently a +6. He has 36 penalty minutes, 155 shots and 14.19 shooting % with 4 game winning tallies. He also has 8 goals and 18 assists on the powerplay.

If you take a look at these numbers, the first thing that came to my mind, they are really really close. With Stastny tying the record for the longest point streak notching a point in 17 straight games, should he get some consideration for the Calder? Being an Avs fan of course I think so, but I am obviously biased, so I thought I’d ask the rest of you.

So whadda ya think? Stastny for Calder??