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Tomas Vokoun
Nashville Predators
6' 195 pounds
Catches right

Quick Stats
  Regular Postseason
Record 98-129-35 --
GAA 2.54 --
Save pct. .909 --
Shutouts 12 --


Dave Sandford/Getty Images

Mental Toughness
Vokoun took over the Predators' starting job from Mike Dunham midway through last season and never looked back, being named an All-Star Game reserve this season. Led his team to the postseason for the first time in franchise history -- quite an accomplishment in its own right.

Glove Hand
Vokoun's best attribute might be his glove. He seems to surprise shooters with his quick right hand -- a rarity that might be part of the surprise in the first place.

Stick
Vokoun is ordinary in his puck moving skills, while being quite resourceful with the use of his goal stick in and around his crease. He could still improve his stick-to-stance relationship when in his butterfly to improve rebound control.

Pads
Vokoun has solid technique and bottom net coverage with his butterfly stance. His rebound control isn't always efficient, leaving plenty of second chances available.

Style
Vokoun plays an upright butterfly style and isn't afraid to challenge shooters. He is a shotblocker who makes lots of first saves, but generates plenty of rebounds. His recovery moves vary, sometimes leaving him vulnerable by being out of position. But Vokoun is a battler and never gives up on a play, even if he is seemingly down and out.

Intangibles
Vokoun is a workhorse who seems to get better overall results the more he plays. This season, however, Vokoun's save percentage alarmingly trended downward each successive period.

Crease Cred
Played for the Czech Republic in the 2003 World Championships.

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