Let's face it—in the NHL, some players are more valuable to their teams than others. There are many different ways a player can become indispensable, and it's not always a club's highest-scoring player who fits the description.
Here is a look at the 25 most indispensable players in the NHL today.
Obviously, most of these players are going to be on winning teams. Some players on losing teams are on the list, however, especially because their club started losing after they were removed from the lineup via injury.
The biggest criteria is where a team would be without this player's contributions.
Feel free to comment and mention players you think I may have missed, but say why you feel they belong on this list and who you would remove from the list if your player were added.