It is an argument that inspires passion in every rink, sports bar and living room where hockey is being played or is on the television. It can incite elevated heart rates in person and long discussion threads on the Internet.
Who is the best?
NHL.com and NHL Network gathered 10 writers and television personalities and asked that very question. Each was asked to rank their top eight in eight categories -- centers, left wings, right wings, defensemen, goalies, coaches, general managers and guys who wore the No. 8 sweater.
The voting, which took place for all eight segments in mid-February, is complete and the points have been tallied. Here is our answer to the simple question, who are the best in the NHL?
Last week, our panel voted on the top eight left wings and a big theme was a divide in opinions on a few key players. This week, the focus shifts to the other side of the ice.
The first thing that stands out about right wing is that it looks a little deeper than the left side. The bottom four on this list includes a pair of Hart Trophy winners and two players who have led the League in goals or points.