Nashville Predators Fans’ Christmas Wish List

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A Players Award

The Predators have a few players, starting with Pekka Rinne, that could end up winning a season award. Rinne will need to keep playing solid to remain in the hunt for a Vezina Trophy. There are so many great goaltenders, and Rinne is certainly making a strong case. His last outing against the Hurricanes hopefully was just a fluke as he was yanked after giving up four goals in the early portion of the first period.

Rinne’s numbers remain formidable. His three shutouts are extremely impressive to go along with a .923 save percentage and 2.5 goals against average. He’s the most likely Predators to make this wish come to fruition.

However, there’s an outside chance that P.K. Subban or Roman Josi make a push for consideration for the Norris Trophy. There’s a lot of great defenseman ahead of them, but Subban is rather quietly having a great year. He’s piling up the assists and is setting up a lot of scoring chances. Subban has honorable mention from Hockey News on their early season front-runners list. 

If the Predators rally to win the division, Peter Laviolette has a favorable chance to win the Jack Adams Trophy for Coach of the Year. Afraid to say the list ends there for the Predators unless someone really catches fire after Christmas.