Top prospects, from left, Victor Hedman, Evander Kane, John Tavares, Matt Duchene and Brayden Schenn figure to be taken early in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. ((Frank Gunn/Canadian Press))

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With the 2009 NHL Entry Draft fast approaching, we'll soon have an answer to hockey's most burning question: Who's No. 1?

Should the New York Islanders use Friday's top pick on Canadian OHL sniper John Tavares or mammoth Swedish defenceman Victor Hedman? Or, if you were running the NHL's worst team, would you go right off the board and select a different highly touted youngster like Matt Duchene, Evander Kane or Brayden Schenn? Or maybe someone else altogether?

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