01/27/2013 02:32 EST | Updated 03/29/2013 05:12 EDT

Vote: Should these NHL rookies stay or go?

The deadline for NHL teams to decide whether their young prospects will stay with the parent club (which counts as their first NHL season on their entry-level contract) or head back to junior arrives just five games into this lockout-shortened season.

That means players like Montreal's Alex Galchenyuk, Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau, Boston's Dougie Hamilton, and Edmonton's Nail Yakupov could be on the bubble.

Who is ready to play in the NHL? Who needs more time with their junior club to hone their skills?

Well, fans, that's what we're asking you.

Which of these teams should keep their rookie in the NHL, and which one should choose to send theirs for seasoning in the minors?

Have your say by voting in our polls and tell us why you voted the way you did in the comment section below!