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 TSN.ca 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!

Nathan MacKinnon

Centre - Colorado Avalanche

Connor McDavid

Centre - Erie Otters

The Latest Showdown

Two "generational talents" that have yet to scratch the surface of their potential as professionals. Who do you take: Nathan MacKinnon or Connor McDavid?

Prior to the 2013 NHL Draft there was some question as to whether MacKinnon would go first overall. He obliterated any doubts the Avalanche may have had with his rookie campaign, notching 63 points and all but seven first-place votes for the Calder Memorial Trophy. He scored a hat trick to clinch the 2013 Memorial Cup for the Halifax Mooseheads. Who knows what he'll do for the Avs?

Connor McDavid saw his first World Junior selection and was just 16 when he arrived in Malmo, Sweden for the 2014 tournament. The Toronto product has long been thought to be a lock to go first overall next June. Despite taking a month off for the World Juniors, McDavid still finished fourth in OHL scoring, racking up 99 points in just 56 games.

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