NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 15: The Nashville Predators bench erupts in celebration after the go ahead goal was scored against the Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena on November 15, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Now that we've had a little time for the sting of playoff disappointment to wear off, it's time to consider some of the accomplishments of this Nashville Predators team, starting with the question of who was the team's Most Valuable Player this season. When you put the whole thing together, regular season and playoffs, who gets your vote as team MVP?
Follow after the jump for a quartet of candidates - vote in the poll, and state your case in the comments...
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Marty just barely put up career-best point totals this season, and provided a steady presence on the top line. Hopefully he's not catching SK74 disease, however, as took the fewest shots in a full season since his rookie year of 2001-2002.
Another year, another Vezina Trophy nomination for Peks. Particularly early in the season when the Predators could barely break out of their own zone, Rinne kept the team competitive.
Carried a heavy load (team-high 26:30 in average ice time) all season long did while taking a career-low 15 minor penalties.
He's headed back to Las Vegas as a contender for the Norris Trophy, and not only serves as the all-around blueline anchor, but is the Preds' main threat on the power play, too.
Who is your 2011-2012 Nashville Predators MVP?
Martin Erat (64 votes)
Pekka Rinne (370 votes)
Ryan Suter (14 votes)
Shea Weber (32 votes)
480 total votes