Editor In Leaf Mid-Season NHL Awards: Predators Clean Up

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Peter Laviolette – Nashville Predators

Dec 11, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette looks on during the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Peter Laviolette has turned the Nashville Predators around from marginal playoff expectations to a Western Conference powerhouse in the span of one half season.

The offensive-minded coach received three first place votes, one second place vote and one third place vote to win the award.

Best of the Rest: Bob Hartley – Calgary (1 first place vote) and Mike Babcock – Detroit (1 first place vote)

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