Franchise Faceoff

If you had were starting an NHL franchise of your own, who is the one player you would select as your cornerstone?

Would it be a top-notch goal scorer or a two-way forward? Would you opt for pure skill or is leadership ability more important?

That's Hockey has selected 31 options for your consideration this summer. They are matched up in a head-to-head single elimination bracket style tournament and it's up to you to crown the champ.

On That's Hockey, we'll roll out the day's match-up and our two panellists will debate and make the case for the player they would select. You can then cast your vote on and the results will be revealed on the next episode of That's Hockey before the next match.

For an added element of surprise, as the TSN Quizmaster is watching and can veto your final vote - once in Round 1, once and Round 2 and a single Round 3 challenge which would trigger a re-vote.

Keep the debate going and join the conversation on #TSN on Twitter and follow the TSN Quizmaster at @TSNQuizmaster!

Jonathan Toews

Centre - Chicago Blackhawks

Anze Kopitar

Centre - Los Angeles Kings

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The fifth match-up of the Franchise Face-off's second round pits two of the game's premier two-way forwards against one another: Blackhawks captsin Jonathan Toews against Anze Kopitar of the Kings.

Toews has emerged into one of the most responsible and versatile forwards in the game, leading the Blackhawks to two Stanley Cups. At only 26, "Captain serious" already has a Selke Trophy and a Conn Smythe Trophy to go along with his pair of rings. Toews has finished top-10 in Hart Trophy voting in three of the past four seasons and has a pair of Olympic gold medals to top his resume off ... for now.

Anze Kopitar has single-handedly put Slovenia on the hockey map. The highest-ever draftee from his nation, the two-way pivot lead his nation to the Sochi Games and even helped lead them through a qualification playoff before bowing out to the eventual silver medalists from Sweden. On North American shores, Kopitar has a pair of Cup rings to his credit and just finished second in Selke Trophy voting.

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