Who was your Nashville Predators MVP?

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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Martin Erat

#10 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-0

201

Aug 29, 1981



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG PCT
Regular Season 71 19 39 58 +12 30 5 1 3 107

17.8

Playoffs 10 1 3 4 -1 6 1 0 0 12

8.3


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.


Pekka Rinne

#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-5

209

Nov 03, 1982



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Regular Season 73 4169 43 18 8 166 2.39 2153 1987 .923 5
Playoffs 10 690 5 5 21 2.07 296 275 .929 1

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.


Ryan Suter

#20 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-1

198

Jan 21, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG PCT
Regular Season 79 7 39 46 +15 30 3 1 1 134 5.2
Playoffs 10 1 3 4 -3 4 1 0 0
30 3.3

Carried a heavy load (team-high 26:30 in average ice time) all season long did while taking a career-low 15 minor penalties.


Shea Weber

#6 / Defenseman / Nashville Predators

6-4

232

Aug 14, 1985



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG PCT
Regular Season 78 19 30 49 +21 46 10 2 1 230 8.3
Playoffs 10 2 1 3 -1 9 1 0 0
33 6.1

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.

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