Ranking the Top Lines For All 30 NHL Teams

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Ranking the Top Lines For All 30 NHL Teams

It's pretty much a given, that the top players on each team, receive the most ice time. Usually, the top defensive pairing will log about 25 minutes each night at the minimum, while the forwards on the top line will usually play between 20 and 22 minutes a game.

However, because of various circumstances (injuries, poor performance, coaching strategy, etc.) the top lines for each squad will not have the top 3 forwards on by default.

Let's take a look around the National Hockey League, and see where the top lines for all 30 clubs would rank. Keep in mind that line combinations could change every shift, let alone a game, so I'll try my best to take into consideration where the team currently stands in terms of its lineup.

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