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The Pizza Line vs The WCE

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The Pizza Line 112 77.78%
The West Coast Express 28 19.44%
Even 4 2.78%
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08-06-2012, 01:11 AM
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The Pizza Line vs The WCE

The Pizza Line - Ottawa Senators

Daniel Alfredsson - Jason Spezza - Danny Heatley

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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?

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08-06-2012, 01:13 AM
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Although Morrison was the "weak link" of the WCE, prime Naslund and Bertuzzi are miles better than either prime Heatley or Alfredsson

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08-06-2012, 02:58 AM
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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.

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08-06-2012, 07:53 AM
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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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

To


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

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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

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08-06-2012, 09:32 AM
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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.

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

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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.

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08-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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the line with heatley

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I'll take a slice of pizza.

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

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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.

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

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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.


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

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

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Pizza. I miss that line

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