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John Flyers Fan 10-08-2003 12:32 PM

NHL's Greatest Line
 
Vote for any of the above, or your own selection.

Honorable mentions:

GAG Line, French Connection, Kraut Line, Scooter line, Beliveau and his linemates, Legion of Doom, Stasny Bros. Pony Express .....

jiggs 10 10-08-2003 10:11 PM

The Production Line, barely over the Bossy-Trottier-whoever line. Gordie, Ted, and Alex are all in the Hall Of Fame. But many others are worthy of mention. This is a good question.

monster_bertuzzi 10-12-2003 04:53 PM

Is it even a debate?

Semenko-Gretzky-Kurri

Big McLargehuge 10-12-2003 08:20 PM

Is it even a debate?

Lemieux-Francis-Jagr

jiggs 10 10-13-2003 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by phantompenguin
Is it even a debate?

Lemieux-Francis-Jagr

Yes, there's a debate. They never played together, except on the power play. Francis was the second line center. Mario was the first line center.
Even if they HAD played together, they would not be the BEST line of all-time, only one of the best.

SuburbanRhythm 10-13-2003 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jiggs 10
Yes, there's a debate. They never played together, except on the power play. Francis was the second line center. Mario was the first line center.
Even if they HAD played together, they would not be the BEST line of all-time, only one of the best.

Actually they did, in 1997, the year they lost to Philly in the first round, and then Mario retired.

jiggs 10 10-13-2003 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Woobie82
Actually they did, in 1997, the year they lost to Philly in the first round, and then Mario retired.

So you're saying Mario was a winger? Because Francis never was.

I suppose Mario could have played a few games at wing, but the spirit of the question, to me, is which "line" was the greatest. That means they played together longer than a few months. Otherwise, you'd have to go with an All-Star game lineup as the greatest line!

PigPen 10-13-2003 02:06 PM

Somebody should also mention the Bure - Fedorov - Mogilny line in the late 80's.
They were dominant in tournaments around the world.

tom_servo 10-13-2003 02:16 PM

Lemieux often lined up at left wing. I'll go with Stevens-Lemieux-Recchi as the best Pens' line of all time since they were together all season.

kmad 10-13-2003 02:33 PM

Gretzky - Kurri - http://www.austinchronicle.com/issue...ity.pylon.jpeg

john g 10-13-2003 04:54 PM

:lol:that reminds me though of the Lemieux comment about a fire hydrant so I am voting for 66-25-8

USC Trojans 10-13-2003 05:59 PM

Kurri - Gretzky - Cement Head

JDB3939 10-13-2003 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Aki Fan
:lol:that reminds me though of the Lemieux comment about a fire hydrant so I am voting for 66-25-8

Wasn't it Robbie Brown. They were in a press conference or something and they said "Rob, how does it feel to be in the top 5 in scoring? Breakout year for you". And he said, "Don't give me too much credit, a firehydrant on Mario's line could score 50 goals." Funny thing was he only had something like 44 goals.

JDB3939 10-13-2003 06:27 PM

Well if someone mentioned the Bure - Federov -Mogilny line. We are throwing international into this. So I'll put this out there.

Mario - Wayne - Fire Hydrant in the 87 Canada Cup. Both players in their primes. It must have been downright scary.

Oilers Hockey 10-13-2003 06:43 PM

Dave-Wayne-Jari.

It shouldn't even be questioned!

CaputMortuum 10-13-2003 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PigPen
Somebody should also mention the Bure - Fedorov - Mogilny line in the late 80's.
They were dominant in tournaments around the world.

WJC 88-89

Bure GP 7 G 8 A 6 PTS 14
Fedorov GP 7 G 4 A 8 PTS 12
Mogilny GP 7 G 7 A 5 PTS 12

Could only dream of what the would have done together in the NHL.

Bring_Bak_Damphousse 10-13-2003 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by strummerman
Wasnt the fire hydrant Dale Hawerchuk?

Uhh yeah I believe it was...He was quite the fire hydrant if you ask me.

I`d have to vote for the Gretzky line...as much as I`d like to vote for the Richard or Lafleur line. Gretzky could turn Zubrus into a 150 pt player ;)

Av-merican 10-13-2003 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by strummerman
I have a question who is Dave? Dave Hunter???

No. Dave Semenko. Provided the brute force and protection for Wayne. And of course Wayne returned the favor with by turning him into the kind of player he never would have been with anyone else. :)

A lot of these lines are before my time. I'll list some that probably don't compare much to those great lines of yesterday, but ones now-defunct that I remember fondly.

Ottawa's Ministry of Offence: McEachern-Yashin-Dackell

St. Louis: Shanahan-Oates-Hull

Pittsburgh: Jagr-Lemieux-Mullen

Los Angeles: (Not sure about this one) Robitaille-Gretzky-Granato

New York: Graves-Messier-Kovalev

PigPen 10-13-2003 09:01 PM

Kozlov - Larionov - Fedorov

3 of Detroit's russian 5 (the other two are Konstantinov and Fetisov)

That trio was absolutely dominant in every zone of play from 95 to 97 when it was together.

Evil Sather 10-13-2003 10:16 PM

Surprised nobody mentioned it, the Tkachuk-Zhamnov-Selanne line from 1992-1993 had great chemistry.

tom_servo 10-14-2003 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by JDB3939
Wasn't it Robbie Brown. They were in a press conference or something and they said "Rob, how does it feel to be in the top 5 in scoring? Breakout year for you". And he said, "Don't give me too much credit, a firehydrant on Mario's line could score 50 goals." Funny thing was he only had something like 44 goals.

Rob Brown was a smart player. He deserved most of the goals he scored. Warren Young was the firehydrant.

tom_servo 10-14-2003 12:29 AM

I'll add Hawerchuk-LaFontaine-Mogilny from '93.

PK* 10-14-2003 12:50 PM

The Punch Line : Blake - Lach - Richard

eSabre 10-14-2003 07:46 PM

The French Connection oughta be higher than honorable mention. That line carried the franchise for 7 years.

wabwat 10-14-2003 07:53 PM

gretz, kurri, semenko/hydrant/cone/cement head...

what. about. the. triple. crown. line. my nyaguhs? :dunno:


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