The Montreal Canadiens top six forwards will look slightly different in 2014-15. Gone are Thomas Vanek and Brian Gionta, likely to be replaced by P.A. Parenteau and Alex Galchenyuk.
Coach Michel Therrien will presumably enter the season with his top line from last season in tact, meaning David Desharnais will center Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.
The second line is less certain, but considering the depth the Canadiens have at center, expect Tomas Plekanec to play in the middle with Galchenyuk and Parenteau on his wings. There is a chance Galchenyuk could move to center at some point next season, but it likely won't happen to begin the year.
Taking into consideration past performances, future potential and contributions at both ends of the ice, here's a power ranking of the Montreal Canadiens top six forwards for the 2014-15 season.