OK, we're in late July, but the hockey world is always busy as teams prepare their rosters for the upcoming season.
Here is an offseason look at each team's forward lines as of right now. The combinations are of course unofficial and have been taken directly from the August 1 issue of The Hockey News so please do not tell me these line combos are incorrect or unlikely. Of course, they will change by training camp due to trades, signings, injuries and surprise performances, both good and bad, in training camp.
Each grade was given by me and that too is subject to change before the season actually starts.
The teams are presented in alphabetical order for the purpose of this article.
Feel free to give your opinions, that's always part of the fun.