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Kesler2Kesler 08-06-2012 01:11 AM

The Pizza Line vs The WCE
 
The Pizza Line - Ottawa Senators

Daniel Alfredsson - Jason Spezza - Danny Heatley

vs

The West Coast Express - Vancouver Canucks

Markus Naslund - Brendan Morrison - Todd Bertuzzi

These were two dominant lines during their respective times, which one do you believe was better overall?

Henrik To Daniel 08-06-2012 01:13 AM

Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

Net Front Presence 08-06-2012 01:20 AM

Ottawa

Billy Mays Here 08-06-2012 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik To Daniel (Post 53313095)
Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

No, just no.

The answer is the Pizza line.

Sureves 08-06-2012 07:53 AM

Pizza line by a considerable margin. I don't think many understand just how often we got pizza (6 goals or more and we win the game).

I had season tickets back then and it was honestly ridiculous.

Micklebot 08-06-2012 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sureves (Post 53315437)
Pizza line by a considerable margin. I don't think many understand just how often we got pizza (6 goals or more and we win the game).

I had season tickets back then and it was honestly ridiculous.

Wasn't it five goals and a win back then, and then they changed it because of the Pizza line?

ElginStreetParty07 08-06-2012 08:02 AM

At the beginning of the season , they only had to score 5 goals. After they realized they were giving away pizza every night , they bumped it up to 6. Those were delicious times. Pizza line wins by a landslide.

MadLuke 08-06-2012 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik To Daniel (Post 53313095)
Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

Relative to league scoring in the DPE WCE could have a little edge,

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

We have to remember that in 05-06 100 points was more common that in 2002-2003
http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

But probably that prime Kovy and Ovechkin would have scored near 50 goals too if they played at the time.

Sureves 08-06-2012 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Micklebot (Post 53315495)
Wasn't it five goals and a win back then, and then they changed it because of the Pizza line?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElginStreetParty07 (Post 53315519)
At the beginning of the season , they only had to score 5 goals. After they realized they were giving away pizza every night , they bumped it up to 6. Those were delicious times. Pizza line wins by a landslide.

Yep. Wicked times, some really good childhood memories for me.

Sasso09 08-06-2012 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik To Daniel (Post 53313095)
Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

Out

To


Lunch




Pizza Line AINEC.... And I was a huge fan of Naslund/Bertuzzi

Sureves 08-06-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadLuke (Post 53315605)
Relative to league scoring in the DPE WCE could have a little edge,

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

We have to remember that in 05-06 100 points was more common that in 2002-2003
http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.h...ewName=summary

But probably that prime Kovy and Ovechkin would have scored near 50 goals too if they played at the time.

If you adjust for league wide scoring and assume 82 games by all 6 of the players:

WCE: 310 points
Pizza line: 322 points

Even then, I don't think that accurately represents the dominance of Pizza line in reality IMO.

2006-2007 should similarly result in:

WCE: 293 points
Pizza line: 304 points

bp spec 08-06-2012 09:32 AM

Pizza

ponder 08-06-2012 11:15 AM

Watched a tonne of both lines, I think they were really close, but I'd give it to the Pizza line by a very slim margin.

Izzy 08-06-2012 11:51 AM

Pizza line by far, even though I do like Naslund and Bertuzzi

dan1el 08-06-2012 11:54 AM

I watched a lot more of the Pizza line, but I have to say it's them easily. 296 points when the centre missed over 15 games in 05-06 is really something to be proud of. They dominated more then a line has in a long while.

olivertwist* 08-06-2012 11:55 AM

the line with heatley

KarmaPolice 08-06-2012 12:29 PM

I'll take a slice of pizza.

Benny FTW 08-06-2012 01:03 PM

Pizza.

VinnyC 08-06-2012 01:19 PM

Pizza. I think Bert and Naslund are equivalents of Heatley and Alfie but obviously Spezza >>> Morrison

Samsquanch 08-06-2012 03:03 PM

Easily the Pizza line. WCE were dominant, especially when big Bert was on his game, but I still take the pizza line 10/10 times.

SpezDispenser 08-06-2012 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik To Daniel (Post 53313095)
Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

Wrong.

Rivet52 08-06-2012 03:06 PM

The Pizza Line.

I'm a Sabres fan and know first and foremost, that line was disgustingly good. Literally destroyed teams by itself on a given night, including Buffalo many times. It didn't matter that the Sens had shaky goaltending at the time (injured Hasek, Emery, Gerber, etc.). That line could rack up enough goals to win no matter how the defense or goaltending was. Every time it stepped on the ice, that line was a threat to score and most often would if you made one mistake. Spezza the play-maker and Heatley and Alfredsson the goal-scorers; they just knew where each other was at all times. Spezza's never been a slouch in goal-scoring either and Alfredsson has racked up points for years, although I think Heatley was the most dangerous. Their individual point totals together were insane and the production as a line was as well, although I don't have the stats in front of me. That whole line was a Sabre-killer, particularly Heatley and Alfredsson throughout both of their careers. Even Spezza has feasted on us but the former two even moreso since Spezza was usually the guy setting them up.

Long story short, that line was a threat to score on every shift. If the Sens were down a goal and put that line out, they always had a good chance to tie. It was that scary. The WCE was good, but The Pizza Line (or The CASH Line) was pure dominant and one of the best lines I've ever seen. I'm very glad the line is no longer intact now. It would put up at least a point or two every game we played against them.

WalterHeisenberg 08-06-2012 03:26 PM

Pizza

Tkachuk4MVP 08-06-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sureves (Post 53316275)
Yep. Wicked times, some really good childhood memories for me.


Childhood memories??? That was 6-7 years ago!

OmniSens 08-06-2012 06:37 PM

Pizza. I miss that line :cry:


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