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Rank 'Em: Best players in Pittsburgh Penguins history

Sidney Crosby has won his third Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the team's captain now owns more titles than legendary Penguins star Mario Lemieux. The Pens closed out the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday, defeating the Nashville Predators in six games.

With his second consecutive Conn Smythe honor, Crosby became the first NHL player to capture the award as the playoffs' most outstanding player in back-to-back years since The Magnificent One did it in 1991 and '92.

Which raises the question: Is there a debate now about the greatest Penguins player of all time?

We've selected the five best players in Penguins history, and the first four -- Crosby, Lemieux, Evgeni Malkin and Jaromir Jagr -- are obvious. There are several good candidates for the final spot, including goaltenders Tom Barrasso and Marc-Andre Fleury, but ultimately we went with Hall of Famer Ron Francis, who starred alongside Lemieux and Jagr on the Pens' first two Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1990-91 and 1991-92.

How do the top all-time Penguins sort out in your book? Help us rank them by voting each player up or down:

Some pundits put Crosby in the pantheon of the NHL's greatest, which typically fits Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe and Lemieux on its Mount Rushmore. "I'd put Sidney Crosby right there at No. 5," NBC analyst Brian Boucher told ESPN.com before Pittsburgh's Cup-clinching Game 6 win on Sunday night.

-- Brendan C. Hall