From the moment a season starts, people wonder where everyone will be at the end.
Who'll be the break-out star? Who is going to be answering questions about retirement? Is anyone going to be out of the league?
And most importantly: Which superstars are taking home the hardware?
It's a question we can't help but ask because we're so caught up in the glory of the trophies, rings, and aura of professional sport.
But that doesn't change the fact that it's one of the most intriguing ongoing arguments in sports.
So with that, the Bleacher Report NHL writers got together and mulled over the award winners at the quarter mark.
A quick note before we begin: Awards based on performance (Art Ross, Maurice Richard) aren't included because you can just look at the league leaders for that, while the Masterton was also left off today's list.