Ranking all 30 NHL teams by their forwards

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Championships traditionally have been won with defense and goaltending, but the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning have proved that a dynamic group of forwards can go a long way in today’s NHL. Especially a forward group anchored by a franchise center or two.

With the start of the season closing in, here’s a look at all 30 forward groups in the NHL, ranked from best to worst.