Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Each Team's Franchise Player

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Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Each Team's Franchise Player
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What is a franchise player? While the definition may vary from person to person, at its simplest, I believe it is someone whom you build a team around.

To build a team around someone, he needs to be under 30 at a minimum. Preferably, he will be under the age of 25.

There should be glimpses of greatness and an overall perception that this person will become the cornerstone of your team. Having a great personality does not hurt either.

Some will disagree with the notion that each team already has a franchise player. That is fair, but take a look at each team's franchise player and let's start the debate!

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