303 QUICK POLL: Who was the Preds MVP of the 1st round?

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Guys like J-S Giguere (2003), Ron Hextall (1987) and Reggie Leach (1976) won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Playoffs despite being on the losing side. So, if the NHL was like every other major sport and handed out series-based trophies, Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne would easily win it. He was a point-per-game scorer (seven points in six games), tied an NHL record for goals in a postseason by a 40-year old with six (but he did it in one series!), was a leader on and off the ice for his team and, most importantly, he shredded the Predators on the man advantage with four powerplay markers.

But Nashville scored by committee. And goaltender Pekka Rinne was only his Vezina Trophy finalist self in Games 1 and 6 of the series. So who was the Nashville Predators’ Team MVP for the Western Conference Quarterfinals?

Is it Mike Fisher? He led the Preds in scoring (6). Is it Jordin Tootoo? He only had one goal in the series but assisted on both the Game 5 and Game 6 winning goals. Is it captain Shea Weber? He tied for the lead in goals (3) and led his club in plus/minus with a plus-4 rating.

So who is it?

Give us your opinion in the comments section below!

19 Comments

  1. Chasity hindman

    April 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Jordin tootoo he skates and hits with everything he has

  2. @stackiii

    April 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Toots, no doubt about it. Fisher was big early on, but when we were back on the ropes, Tootoo’s play made things happen.

  3. MWhite

    April 25, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Toots!

  4. Chase

    April 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Without a doubt I think Tootoo is the MVP of the 1st Rd series, talk about a fantastic redemption story.

  5. @wgrobin08

    April 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Jordin Tootoo

  6. Brad Currie

    April 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Jordin Tootoo

  7. Pat Schoffstoll

    April 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    J. Tootoo!

  8. TigerPredsChick

    April 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Jordin Tootoo without a doubt.

  9. Codey Holland

    April 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Mike Fisher.

    Big goals early in the series
    CRUCIAL face-off win in Game 5 that set up Shea’s bomb to tie it up.

  10. Kevin Free

    April 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Toots

  11. Chelsea

    April 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Definitely Tootoo. He played his heart out.

  12. AggieGnash23

    April 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Tootoo beats Weber and Fisher by the hair on his chinny chin chin.

  13. Brandon nicholson

    April 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Has to be fisher. Clutch early goals along with his face-off presence AND the fight he got into with Perry!!! Less we forget the “surprise” appearance by his wife Carrie underwood at home in game 4

  14. Jones36

    April 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Shea Weber, without his goal in game 5, no way Toots becomes the key in the last 2 games.

  15. Fangor

    April 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Jordin Tootoo gets my vote

  16. Victoria Richardson

    April 25, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Jordin Tootoo without a single shred of doubt. C:
    Or rather, cane we choose a line instead?
    Toots-Spaling-Smithson line.
    Done and done.

  17. Doug Laws

    April 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    7th man…no doubt

  18. Jamie

    April 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Obviously without Weber’s goal to tie it up in game 5 and his leadership throughout the series, we wouldn’t be where we are, but Toots just barely beat him out in my opinion. An assist on two separate game winning goals and his ever present enthusiasm makes him a boss in my opinion.

  19. Robert Curtis

    April 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    This is Tootoo in a walk. He’s the MVP because he’s not throwing random shots at the net, he’s setting everyone else up to get past the goaltender. He’s playing harder than ever, he’s playing lights out. Even without the puck, he’s making things happen. Tootoo has to win this one.