One player that can make or break each team's 2023-24 NHL season

As we approach the 2023-24 NHL season, it is becoming increasingly evident just how wide open and uncertain the standings are shaping up to be. It feels somewhat like a transitional year, with the familiar contenders grappling with issues such as aging or a loss of depth. Meanwhile, young rebuilding teams are striving to secure playoff spots, and mid-tier clubs are fighting to maintain relevance and secure their wild-card positions.

Given the nature of hockey, numerous variables are at play, and we should brace ourselves for significant surprises this season. Therefore, I've meticulously assessed all 32 teams and identified the player whom I believe could serve as a pivotal factor—not necessarily the best player, but an individual whose performance or lack thereof could carry substantial im

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