Who is the best player in the NHL?
Years ago it was the hyped Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin argument, with educated fans pointing out that Pavel Datsyuk plays a more complete game than either of them.
Now Crosby is injured and Ovechkin's drop in production has him falling out of the spotlight. Datsyuk is getting old.
The emergence of Claude Giroux as one of the league's elite players makes the discussion even more complex.
Giroux's playmaking, scoring, deking and defensive abilities make him seem like a younger, more offense-oriented version of Datsyuk.
Evgeni Malkin leads the NHL in points per game, but does not come close to playing as complete of a game as Giroux does.
Sorting this mess out is going to take some time. So if you're of legal age, grab the appropriate drink for your player, and figure out where you stand in the argument.