Here is the hot debate sofar, Crosby or Ovachkin? I know there are a few more contenders, but they are not going to be able to be able to cross Crosby or Ovechkin's line, one of them 2 is going to win the Rookie of the year award.
As of late Ovechkin has been able to pull of some nice goals and also been able to win rookie of the month, in Dec. and Jan. Now, after break, in my opinion Crosby really has to step up to overcome the sloppiness of the Pittsburgh PEnguins. Currently he is the Leader, and if anybody it's him that can turn the team around for a few more wins.
If he does not perform better, not that he has played bad, but a +1 player will be prefered over a -10 player at all times. Crosby has some time to make it up and prove that he is better and really is what we and the league has expected.