Jonathan Huberdeau Vs. Gabriel Landeskog: Who's more valuable?
We asked longtime NHL exec and scout Tom Thompson to examine how two Calder-winners stacked up. Who comes out on top: the 2012 (Landeskog) or 2013 (Huberdeau) rookie of the year?
Versus: Hedman or Carlson in a battle of former world junior standouts?
Carlson is the early Norris Trophy favorite after getting off to the best start of his career. But don’t discount Hedman. He can do it all – and do it very well.
Versus: Hughes or Makar in a showdown of young stud prospects
These two dynamic rookies have captured the imaginations of their fan bases, but which market should get more excited for the future?
Versus: In a battle of veteran keepers, would you take Rinne or Fleury?
Rinne and Fleury are No. 1 goalies on Cup contenders. They’ve had sparkling careers, but they’re in their mid-30s. The clock is ticking. Who has more left in the tank?
Versus: In battle between pivots MacKinnon and Barkov, who has the edge?
The first and second overall picks in 2013 may play different styles, but both receive plenty of plaudits for their prowess. But are they being praised for the right things? And when push comes to shove, which one has the bigger impact?
Versus: Who wins the battle of burgeoning blueliners – Heiskanen or Dahlin?
The two best rookie defensemen from last season will be stud No. 1s. But if push comes to shove, which one is the top dog?
Versus: Is Stamkos or Scheifele a better candidate for playoff MVP?
They’re both elite producers on top-flight teams, but who’s the better bet to be a Conn man in the playoffs?
Versus: Necas and Tolvanen are two top prospects – but which one has the brighter future?
Martin Necas (No. 4) and Eeli Tolvanen (No. 15) are both near the top in our Future Watch 2019 rankings. But who gets the nod based on this veteran scout’s opinion?
Versus: Is Shea Weber or P.K. Subban the better defenseman?
Because they were dealt 1-for-1, Weber and Subban will always be compared. So let’s do just that.
Versus: Gaudreau, Marner the NHL's premiere diminutive wingers – but who has the edge?
Size didn’t stop them from reaching NHL stardom, but it’s the little things that make one rise above the other.
Versus: Hellebuyck and Vasilevskiy are NHL's young standouts — but who has the edge?
They’re big, young and were both Vezina Trophy finalists last year. But when it comes to Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei Vasilevskiy, it’s a tough call on who to take right now.
Versus: The Toronto Maple Leafs' two superstars square off
The Leafs have a first-world NHL problem: two first-line centers. So who’s the premier pivot: the young buck or the wily veteran? It’s not nearly as close as you might think.
Versus: Who got the best of Hanifin, Hamilton swap?
The Hanifin-Hamilton swap took a lot of people by surprise, whether they’ll admit it or not. It’s easy to say the Hurricanes got the better of the deal, but is that true?
Versus: Matthew stares down Brady in a battle of Tkachuks
Oh brother, which young Tkachuk do you want? Keith’s kids play a lot like their old man, so keep your head up.
Versus: Is Couturier or Scheifele the better center?
Both were drafted early in 2011 and immediately put under the microscope. Both are big centers. Both took time to develop but recently broke out. Now who’s better?
Versus: How do trade chips Max Domi and Alex Galchenyuk stack up
Both were high draft picks. Both have a ton of potential. Both, however, come with big question marks. So who wins the Galchenyuk for Domi swap?