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We’re back! We missed a couple weeks in a row there with the trade deadline and a few other unacceptable excuses, so we apologize for that. For those of you unfamiliar with these videos, 5-on-5 is our weekly conversation where we touch on five topics in under five minutes.

Today Mr. Pizzo and I discussed whether Crosby’s return makes the Pens the best team in the East, if hybrid icing is a good idea or not, Brian Burke’s tie, and whether you like the three-point system that some people have proposed as a way to clarify the NHL standings.

If you have any questions or comments you’d like us to weigh in on, you can email us at backhandshelf@thescore.com, or hit us up on twitter with the hashtag #5on5.