Nashville Predators: Is JoFA A Top Five Line In The NHL?

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The Bergeron Line

I think everyone knew coming into this article knew that JoFA wasn’t the best line in hockey, but we’ve finally arrived at the top dog. Saint Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak make up a deadly trio that can play any style of game. They go up against top line competition each and every night and never back down from a challenge. The craziest stat that’s not in the chart, is that the line has only given up two goals against! Two! In 285 minutes of play! That’s literally bananas in today’s modern NHL where any line can score on any given night.

Total Ice Time Fenwick % HDCF% Goals % Offensive Zone Start %
Bergeron Line 2 85:52

58.65%

55.86%

89.47%

58.27%

JoFA

2 43:28

57.88

50%

70.00%

61.43%

So, things don’t look good compared to the Bergeron line, but that’s to be expected. No one who has played significant minutes will look good compared to this line.

The Nashville Predators should be thankful that the possession, high danger chances, and goals are at least somewhat close. If anything though, this should give credence to when I wrote about trading Josi for Pastrnak… But we won’t go there because I’m pretty sure all the arguments are outdated. Anyways, let’s go through the list to see who’s in the top five!