A Look into Each Team's Franchise Player

Kyle HollandCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2009

A Look into Each Team's Franchise Player

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 13:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals skates against Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 13, 2009 i

Anaheim Ducks- Ryan Getzlaf

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 23:   Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks checks Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April

Atlanta Thrashers- Ilya Kovalchuk

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    ATLANTA - FEBRUARY 06: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the Atlanta Thrashers skates against the New Jersey Devils on February 6, 2009 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins- Zdeno Chara

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    LAS VEGAS - JUNE 18:  Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins accepts the James Norris Memorial Trophy during the 2009 NHL Awards at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort on June 18, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Buffalo Sabres- Thomas Vanek

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    NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 13:  Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 13, 2008 in Newark, New Jersey. The Sabres defeated the Devils 4-2.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Calgary Flames- Jarome Iginla

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    1 Feb 2002:   Goaltender Tommy Salo of the Edmonton Oilers stops a shot by Jarome Ignila of the Calgary Flames during the Dodge NHL SuperSkills competition at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The World defeated North America 21-11. DIGITAL

Carolina Hurricanes- Eric Staal

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    RALEIGH, NC - MAY 26:  Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins saves a shot on goal by Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Championship Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at RBC Cent

Chicago Blackhawks-Jonathan Toews

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    CHICAGO - MAY 24:  Goalie Chris Osgood #30 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a save on a shot attempt by Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks as Brian Rafalski #28 of the Red WIngs trails on the play during the first period of Game Four of the Wester

Colorado Avalanche- ?

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    UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 02:  Paul Stastny #26 of the Colorado Avalanche battles for the puck against Bruno Gervais #8 and Yann Danis #34 of the New York Islanders on March 2, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Isles defeated the Avalanche 4

Columbus Blue Jackets- Rick Nash

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    COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 23:  Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets collides with Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2009 at the Nationwide

Dallas Stars- Brenden Morrow

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 11:  Brenden Morrow #10 of the Dallas Stars looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 11, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings- Henrik Zetterberg

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    PITTSBURGH - JUNE 09:  Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins saves a shot by Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals at the Mellon Arena on June 9, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Edmonton Oilers- Ales Hemsky

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    TORONTO - MARCH 7:  Ales Hemsky #83 of the Edmonton Oilers carries the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre March 7, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Florida Panthers- David Booth

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    NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 28:  David Booth #10 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Panthers 7-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Kings- Drew Doughty

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    UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 10:  Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New York Islanders on February 10, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild- Mikko Koivu

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    ST. PAUL, MN - MARCH 22: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild looks on against the Edmonton Oilers on March 22, 2009 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)

Montreal Canadiens- Carey Price

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    MONTREAL- APRIL 20:  Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens is introduced during pre-game ceremonies prior to facing the Boston Bruins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 20

Nashville Predators- Shea Weber

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    PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 07:  Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers tries to block a shot from Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators on March 7, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New Jersey Devils- Zach Parise

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    NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 23:  Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes denies a scoring chance by Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2009 at the

New York Islanders- Rick Dipietro...just kidding.

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    UNIONDALE, NY - AUGUST 04:  Fans rally for support at Lot 8 of the Nassau Coliseum prior to marching to the Lighthouse project public hearing at the Adams Playhouse on the campus of Hofstra University on August 4, 2009  in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by

New York Rangers- Henrik Lundqvist

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    WASHINGTON - APRIL 28:  Viktor Kozlov #25 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 28, 200

Ottawa Senators- Daniel Alfredsson

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    OTTAWA - MARCH 11:  Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators fires a slapshot from the top of the circle in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 11, 2009 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Flyers- Mike Richards

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    PITTSBURGH - APRIL 17:  Forward Mike Richards #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 17, 2009 at Mellon Arena in

Phoenix Coyotes- Shane Doan

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    GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 02:  Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes shoots the puck on goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 2, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 2-1.  (

Pittsburgh Penguins- Sidney Crosby and Evegeni Malkin

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    DETROIT - JUNE 12: (L-R) Sideny Crosby #87, Petr Sykora #17 and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins hold  the Stanley Cup following the Penguins victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Aren

San Jose Sharks- Joe Thornton

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    BUFFALO - FEBRUARY 13:  Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates against the Buffalo Sabres during the game on February 13, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues- David Backes

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    UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 1:  David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues shoots the puck against the New York Islanders on March 1, 2007 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Blues won 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning- Vincent Lecavalier

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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 27:  Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Washington Capitals on March 27, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Toronto Maple Leafs- Thomas Kaberle

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    NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  Tomas Kaberle #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates to the bench during the game against the New Jersey Devils on October 29, 2008 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks- Henrik and Daniel Sedin

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    DETROIT - JANUARY 17:  The Sedin brothers Daniel #22 and Henrik #33 of the Vancouver Canucks chat prior to a faceoff in a game against the Detroit Red Wings on January 17, 2008 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings defeated the Canucks 3-

Washington Capitals- Alexander Ovechkin

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 13:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shake hands after Pittsburgh's 6-2 victory in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinal  Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Veri