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Does Crosby make the Penguins the NHL’s best?

New York Islanders v Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 21: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his second goal of the game with Pascal Dupuis #9 against the New York Islanders during the game at Consol Energy Center on November 21, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 5-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Justin K. Aller

With about 25 percent of the 2011-12 season in the books, some folks might have a Stanley Cup frontrunner pegged. Is it the Minnesota Wild or Chicago Blackhawks - two teams that lead the West - or maybe the red-hot Boston Bruins? Could it be the surging San Jose Sharks? Well, if you ask Jeremy Roenick and Pierre McGuire, Sidney Crosby’s return makes the Pittsburgh Penguins the best team in the NHL:

Which team gets your vote? (Feel free to name teams who weren’t listed, naturally.)

As a bonus, check out this nifty video that breaks down Crosby’s night. (I especially like the fancy graphic that shows his path; it’s like Donnie Darko for hockey.)