from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,
Every NHL team has one -- the player it can't win without.
With the league on pause until at least Tuesday, we've combed through each roster to find the player having the biggest impact. Sometimes it was easy to spot that player, in other instances, a closer look was required.
The bottom line is that an indispensable player is greater than the sum of his stats. He's the player a team can't afford to lose, the true backbone of its success -- often both on and off the ice.
Some clubs have a few good candidates who fit the bill. On this list though, there can be only one who makes the cut....
Most indispensable: Moritz Seider
Detroit has scorers this season (see: Tyler Bertuzzi, Lucas Raymond and Dylan Larkin). The Red Wings' stable of top-quality defensemen is thinner, and that's what makes the rookie Seider so invaluable. He's chewing up over 22 minutes a game, has 21 points on the season and isn't intimidated by the opposition. That's a potential star in the making.
the rest of the teams...