It's fitting that two of the deepest forward ranks in the league are meeting each other in the Finals.
The Blackhawks have what is considered the most depth in the league when it comes to rolling all four lines. In the playoffs, the first line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Dustin Byfuglien has been creating absolute havoc in every series.
Buf's crash and bang style, and presence in front of the net has opened up a lot of shooting lanes, especially for Toews, who is easily the frontrunner for the Conn Smythe heading into this series.
Slick playmaker Marian Hossa is on the second line with the underrated Patrick Sharp, and Troy Brouwer, who has been a great complementary player, regardless of what line he ends up on.
The third line of Andrew Ladd, Kris Versteeg and Dave Bolland is considered one of, if not the best, in the league. The trio can line up with anybody, and has some offense to contribute as well.
The fourth line usually features John Madden, and then a combination of Ben Eager, Adam Burish, and Tomas Kopecky. All play different roles, and Joel Quenneville is able to insert guys in and out how he pleases.
If there is one team that can match up against Chicago when it comes to forwards, it is definitely Philadelphia.
Captain Mike Richards, who like Toews has had a brilliant playoff run, is the man in the middle on the first line.
He's usually joined by Simon Gagne, and late in the last series against the Canadiens, it was Jeff Carter on the right side. That creates a very potent trio, as all three can score from anywhere at any given second.
Daniel Briere has picked up his play in the postseason, and he now anchors the second line with gritty Scott Hartnell, and the resurgent Ville Leino.
It's hard to believe that Leino was even a healthy scratch in the early parts of the first round, but when Carter and Gagne went down with injuries, the young Finn stepped up his play.
Some will argue that Philly's third line was at times the best in the whole series against Montreal.
Claude Giroux was all over the ice, and has meshed well with Arron Asham and James van Riemsdyk.
Look for this trio to line up against the Bolland line quite often, with the Sharp line also a possibility.
The fourth line of Blair Betts, Ian Laperriere, and Darroll Powe is probably one of the best in the league, and don't forget, there is also the feisty Dan Carcillo who can be thrown into the mix.
Advantage: Chicago (slightly)
This would be a draw, except that Philly's young trio of Leino, JVR, and Giroux has been inconsistent, while Chicago's forwards have played steadily throughout the playoffs, and even the regular season.