Pekka Rinne – Princess Leia
Princess Leia, or, as she is called now, General Leia. The strong and stubborn, yet compassionate leader of the Rebellion. She walks with purpose and grace. And a bit of sass.
The thing is, the rebellion does not exist without Leia. Period. Her strong personality and willingness to act in every situation is what the Rebel Alliance needs.
The Nashville Predators would not be where they are without Pekka Rinne. Sure, he is a more soft-spoken man off the ice, but on the ice is where he shines. Rinne’s actions speak volumes.
So far this season, Rinne has been spectacular. His quick decisions and graceful motions have kept the puck from finding the net 93% of the time. That is nearly a career high for the 35-year old goalie.
Now, the Predators look to their elder for direction and support. Rinne may not be captain of the team, but he certainly is the leader.