The Most Untouchable Player on Every NHL Team's Roster

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The Most Untouchable Player on Every NHL Team's Roster
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Who would you choose to build your NHL franchise around? The most untouchable player on every NHL team's roster might give you a good starting point.

These 30 players are considered the guys their respective organizations can't live without. They'd be on many general managers' wishlists on the trade market but are the least likely to be dangled.

It becomes more and more difficult in the salary-cap era to balance a budget—whether it's imposed by an owner or the league—so teams are forced to deal core players more often these days. But some are immune to that sort of speculation.

Sidney Crosby is an obvious name among them, but others may not be first in mind. This isn't a list of MVPs, with age and salary factoring into the considerations, as well as straight statistics.

Click ahead to see every team's most untouchable player. Feel free to add yours in the comments section.

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