It's time to vote: Nashville Predators MVP, 1st Quarter

The nominations are in, so it's time to vote, Predators fans - who is your team MVP for the 1st Quarter of this 2009-10 season? Follow after the jump for the nominations, then log your vote below...


Francis Bouillon

#51 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

5-8

196

Oct 17, 1975

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Francis Bouillon 21 1 2 3 -8 12 1 0 0 0 25 4.0

HartnellsMop: "without him, our D as a whole is nowhere near what it is now. JP’s play-making is certainly missed when he’s out, but i shutter to think how terrible our blueline would be if Klein and Hammer had to still be paired up."


J.P. Dumont

#71 / Right Wing / Nashville Predators

6-1

219

Apr 01, 1978

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - J.P. Dumont 14 3 12 15 2 6 0 0 0 0 34 8.8


Gover: "as JP Dumont goes, this team goes. Not only is he the points leader, but when he was out, they looked lost. He may not wear a C or an A on his chest but, more than anyone else, this is HIS team."

Lil cutie: "We are 9-3-1 in games that he has participated in, 8-0-1 when he has scored a point. He has averaged over a point per game; no one else on the team comes close to that scoring rate. There is no way that the goal-starved Predators would be over .500 without his offensive contribution."

KentS: "No doubt he’s the playmaker. Take a look at how hard other teams go after him and try to check him relentlessly."

Hockey Hillbilly: "At the start of a season of surprising performances (Smithson, Bouillon and Hornqvist among them), steady but inventive J.P. Dumont stands tall. Joel Ward embodies Predator grit but Dumont gets the job done."


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Cody Franson

#32 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-5

214

Aug 08, 1987

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Cody Franson 15 2 3 5 3 6 0 0 1 0 28 7.1


Preds On The Glass: "He has steadily laid claim to the 6th D spot to the point that Sulzer is going to receive a charity start from Trotz. Franson’s offense was not questioned in the preseason but his defense was and now he is logging important minutes and not looking out of place in tough situations. I think he is probably here to stay."


Pekka Rinne

#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-5

206

Nov 03, 1982

GP MIN W L GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Pekka Rinne 14 780 9 4 31 2.38 361 330 .914 2

Gover: "Rinne has finally provided stability in net and the #’s in his past 8 games are astounding."

Sam Page: "The team has a negative goal differential, and the positive record seems to be the product of Rinne keeping the game close late. He’s clutch."


Jerred Smithson

#25 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-3

204

Feb 04, 1979

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jerred Smithson 21 4 0 4 3 18 0 2 1 0 15 26.7


whatthepuck
: "He has scored four goals in 20 games, which already matches his total goals scored for the entire 08-09 season. He’s still great on the penalty kill, especially when paired with Joel Ward. And I honestly think the fact that he’s playing on the second line has given him a huge mental boost, helping his overall game. I have seen no one that compares to him in terms of off-season improvement. He used his summer wisely and is now standing out, at age 30, among a team with many younger players. This speaks volumes to his work ethic and dedication to the team and the sport."


Ryan Suter

#20 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-1

194

Jan 21, 1985

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Ryan Suter 21 2 8 10 1 14 1 0 0 0 22 9.1

Space Weed Says: "He’s played well, he’s contributed offensively and has worn an A on his jersey during Jason Arnott and Shea Weber’s abscences from the lineup."


Joel Ward

#29 / Right Wing / Nashville Predators

6-1

220

Dec 02, 1980

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Joel Ward 19 3 6 9 -1 6 2 0 1 0 37 8.1

Poiju: "For being one of the most consistent and motivated players throughout the first quarter."


Shea Weber

#6 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-4

230

Aug 14, 1985

GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Shea Weber 19 5 7 12 0 4 3 0 1 0 53 9.4


Sam Page: "plays significantly more ice time than any of the other players above... Webs has played good defense as usual and is tied for the team’s goal lead as a defenseman!"

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