And the Winners Are…
Finally, we have the awards which a Predator can, and should, win. Like I said before, the Nashville Predators are finally in the spotlight of the national media. Especially, P.K. Subban. We might actually see a few awards this year.
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
The Lady Byng Trophy is given to the player who best exemplifies sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct while playing at a high level. There is no better player for this award than Viktor Arvidsson. He plays the game how we teach our kids to play the game. He gives 110% effort on every single play, every game. On top of that, he has shown to be good for around 30 goals and 60 points a season.
King Clancy Trophy
The King Clancy Trophy is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community. There is not a player in the league who does more for his community than P.K. Subban. Subban has committed millions of dollars throughout his career to his communities. This season has been no different. Subban has started his Blue Line Buddies program where he gives tickets to every home game to a different police officer and family.
James Norris Memorial Trophy
The Norris Trophy should be very familiar to Predators fans. Nashville Predator great, Shea Weber, was a finalist three times in Nashville. The Norris is awarded to the best defensive player in the league. The Predators are a special case because no other team has multiple, serious Norris candidates on the same roster. This season, P.K. Subban has been building his resume for his second Norris Trophy. He leads the Predators in points and leads all defensemen in goals with 12 and is third in the league in points by defensemen. He also has played tremendously in the defensive zone. We cannot forget that is the number one job for a defenseman. If he can continue his play for the rest of the season, Subban HAS to win the award.