That brings us to the No. 1 first overall draft pick in the last decade, and who other than Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
What hasn't this kid done yet?
He was named captain at age 19. He has won the Stanley Cup, Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award. Oh, and did I mention that he was the youngest in NHL history to achieve all of this?
Just two seasons ago, he captured one trophy that rival superstar Alex Ovechkin had over him: the Rocket Richard Trophy. Crosby showed he could not only set up gorgeous plays, but also finish them, tallying 51 goals in 2009-10, sharing the goal-scoring title with Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos.
If he can fully recover from his concussion and stay healthy, he's going to pick up right where he left off last year.
On top of that, he helped lead Canada to a gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, scoring the game-winning overtime goal to defeat the United States.
Prior to coming into the league, Crosby's hype was through the roof, calling him "The Next One," a play off of Wayne Gretzky's nickname, "The Great One."
Can you blame those high on Crosby? Not one bit. This kid has lived up to, and exceeded, expectations.
With the speed of the game today, the dedication to fitness, the bigger goalie equipment, smaller nets and the rules, the game is completely different today than it was in the 80s. It truly makes you wonder if even "The Great One" could match what he did back then if he were to enter the league in this era.