4. Nashville Predators: Filip Forsberg — Mikael Granlund — Matt Duchene
Mostly by virtue of no player on here being among the best of the best of the superstars, this group falls in the middle of these rankings.
We know that the Nashville Predators top line was a reliable trio last year, and Forsberg and Duchene particularly had some nice chemistry as they battled each other for the single-season Predators goal record.
But like the Blues, the center here heavily relied on assists, which is a trend that is tough to replicate.
Even if Granlund is not working out though, Johansen has still proven that he can be on this line and make them look good. The Nashville Predators have two quality veteran centers they can roll out for their top line.
Expect another great and productive year from the Nashville Predators’ top line, but they just are not the best in the division. They have shown considerable improvement since this time last year.