Coach Claude Noel appreciates the efforts of his top line.
Bryan Little, Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler have carried the majority of the offensive load for the team all season and Noel went as far to call them a legitimate No. 1 line in the NHL. "You've really got to tip your hat to them, the three of them, they've done a good job at becoming a top line in the National Hockey League," Noel said. "Whereas before, even last year, you're like, 'Are they or aren't they or what are they?' Well, it's pretty hard to argue right now. They've certainly matured there." Evander Kane is the only forward outside that trio who has produced somewhat consistently this campaign.