Return of the Stars top line trio
A large part of Hintz’s success last season came after he was matched on the top line with veteran Joe Pavelski and the rising rookie star, Jason Robertson. Hintz’ speed up the middle, Roberton’s wicked wrist shot and vision, and Pavelski’s positioning combined to form an incredible trio. The line was unstoppable, accounting for most of the Stars’ offense during their push for a playof spot.
The Hintz-Pavelski-Robertson line will be back.
Bowness has already stated Hintz, Pavelski, and Robertson will likely remain the Stars top line to start this coming season. Stars opponents should be on high alert, should the trio be anywhere as dynamic as last season.
A healthy Hintz and more experienced Robertson should flank Pavelski and thrive during most shifts in 2021-22.