Without question, each franchise has that name that stands out among the others and becomes a fan favorite. These are the players that fans show up each night to see and love to root for, the players that tons of fans feel that they know personally and have been lifelong friends with.
These are the guys that franchises love to have. A player that can represent what a franchise strives to be night in and night out. A guy that can draw other players in just so that they have a chance to play alongside him.
However, nothing lasts forever.
Every player at one point or another will have to hang the skates up and pass the torch off to the next generation. But what if, just for one extra season, a franchise could call back one of these types of players? Which guy would each team pick?
Although every team has several players throughout their history they would love to have back, I'll be basing the decisions off what each team needs to fill in any holes for the (hopefully) upcoming 2012-2013 season.