There were a few unmistakable themes among conversations in Los Angeles during All-Star weekend. One, having all the legends there was pretty awesome. Two, the young players in the game are taking hockey to new heights. And three, Sidney Crosby is the best player on the planet.
But is he the most valuable to his team?
In polling players on their Hart Trophy pick, given to the player “judged most valuable to his team” the opinions were split. Not so with the Norris Trophy -- awarded to the NHL's top "defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position" -- where one player dominated the discussion.
Here’s a look at how our panel of All-Star players would vote right now for two of the biggest NHL awards -- and, yes, we name names as to who voted for each side: