Nashville Predators: What Fans Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

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The JoFA line

It would be blasphemy to call yourself and Predators fan and not be thankful of the JoFA line. Ryan Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson and Forsberg have to be the envy of the league. The way they set up each other for scoring chances is a beautiful thing to watch. They make the Predators a tough team to take down even on their worst night.

This trio, which is a major tribute to GM David Poile, is in the midst of another great season together. Three of the top four scorers on the team come from the JoFA line, with Forsberg leading the way. They’ve contributed 21 goals combined, which is nearly a goal per game. That’s consistency and reliable scoring from the top line. There’s been rumblings at times of splitting the JoFA line up, but my belief is they need to stay together. The Predators are never out of a game with all of the scoring chances they create as a unit.

The Predators are hitting their stride in November with a record of 8-2. Getting a top seed in the playoffs is the goal, and the success of the JoFA is the major key to that.