Every NHL Team's Future Franchise Player

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Every NHL Team's Future Franchise Player
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Eventually every NHL team enters a rebuilding mode, in which winning becomes an elusive aspiration.

As struggling team's start stock-piling high draft talent, their future's begin to look a little bit brighter amidst the scourge of losing seasons.

Recently, the Edmonton Oilers have become the poster boy for the rebuild, and though they've had some tough hockey in Alberta, boy does their future sure look good.

Even the teams that are in their cup-winning windows are charged with the task of preserving their future, and they, too, search for the right pieces to carry their teams after their stars fade into retirement.

This list highlights every team's prized assets that could one day be the future star of their franchise.

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