It's Monday morning, which means it's time to vote for the SB Nation New York Player of the Week. Last week, Jeremy Lin won in a landslide, as he proved that predictions of his Mike Woodson-era demise were premature. This week, the New York Knicks went 3-1, the New Jersey Nets 1-3, the New York Rangers 3-1, the New York Islanders 2-1 and the New Jersey Devils 1-2-1. Here are the new nominees. Vote now!
Amar'e Stoudemire: The Knick forward played his best ball of the season this past week, when he looked like last year's version of himself, scoring 22, 21, 17 and 17 points in the four games, with 12, nine, six and eight rebounds. But he tweaked his back in Saturday's win, which would be a big blow to the team if that turned out to be serious.
Gerald Wallace: We'll give the new Net his due, as he had a productive first full week with New Jersey. He scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Monday, and followed that up with lines of 13/3, 8/9 and 15/7.
Ryan Callahan: Twice this week the Ranger captain came to his team's rescue. After notching two assists in the win over the Devils on Monday, Callahan scored the game-winner in overtime against the Red Wings, which was his 27th goal and came on his 27th birthday. And on Saturday, he came up with the game-winning goal in the shootout victory over the Maple Leafs.
Ilya Kovalchuk: Amid the not-so-great week for the Devils was a milestone goal, as Kovalchuk recorded the 400th of his career, which also happened to be the only goal of the game in New Jersey's 1-0 win over the Senators on Tuesday. He scored again on Sunday and also had an assist this week, in the loss to the Rangers.
Matt Moulson: The Islander left wing was a goal-scoring machine this week, netting a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs, another one on Saturday (which was the 100th of his NHL career) and one more in Sunday's shootout win over the Panthers.
Jeremy Lin: We'll throw Lin in here again this week because everyone keeps voting for him. He scored 18 points with 10 assists on Monday and 18/3, 6/4, 13/3 the rest of the week (though he sat out the end of Saturday's win with a sore knee).
Tim Tebow: The controversial quarterback didn't play a game this week or even throw a pass, but he did cause a commotion with his trade to the New York Jets. We'll list him here just to set up a battle of Linsanity vs. Timsanity (thanks to my daughter for that one).
Who should be the SB Nation NY Player of the Week?
Amar'e Stoudemire (11 votes)
Gerald Wallace (0 votes)
Ryan Callahan (3 votes)
Ilya Kovalchuk (0 votes)
Matt Moulson (0 votes)
Jeremy Lin (215 votes)
Tim Tebow (4 votes)
233 total votes