Youth has officially taken over.
The 2010-2011 NHL season was proof of a changing of the guard. Ripe young talent has taken control of the upper echelon of the player ranks, while some aging veterans attempt to hang on for dear life.
In an age where offense is king, forwards have also taken center stage, while the elite defensemen are an increasingly rare and valuable asset.
For some of these players, 2010-2011 put them on the map. For others, this season brought them back to reality and slid them down the rankings in the eyes of the beholder.
In a nearly impossible task, I have ranked the top 50 players in the NHL, and it's report card time for each and every one of them.