A great hockey club knows the importance of team chemistry, great goaltending, reliable defense and overall toughness, but when it comes down to it, there is nothing quite as exciting or important as scoring.
After all, it's impossible to win a game without ever putting the puck in the net.
The onus is on the organization to build a strong offense, and to designate certain players around whom the offense can be built.
This list looks at each team's reigning top point producer and ranks a combination of their offensive capabilities and their importance to the team in 2012-13.
Some players are crucial parts of offense-heavy teams, expected to carry the workload in the offensive zone. Other players are merely the most productive members of a more balanced offense, and thus, they are not quite as important.
Let's see where your team's biggest producer ranks in this year's list of incumbent point leaders.