Pavel Buchnevich, Robert Thomas, Jordan Kyrou
This one isn’t set in stone, but it is basically written down in pen. If all three have played, they generally played together in the 2023 preseason (at least through the month of September).
Until the Blues show they need scoring more spread out, this trio gives you your most potent attack. They were three of the top four scorers for the Blues in 2022-23.
Pavel Buchnevich missed 19 games and still finished second in goals and points. Kyrou led the team in goals and points and still has plenty of room to improve.
Thomas missed nine games and still managed 65 points. If he improves and stays healthy, he could very well reach 70 points too.
Kyrou and Thomas need to improve their defensive efforts if they’re going to play against opponents’ top lines consistently. Buchnevich is a good enough 200-foot player to cover them in most games though.
Oddly, the key to keeping this line together isn’t even their own play. They need the bottom nine guys to play well so they can stick together.
If the rest of your lineup struggles, they may break up this trio to spread the offensive wealth. To start the year, this will almost certainly be the top line.