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05-16-2012, 04:04 PM
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Best line in the Ducks history

Our history is'nt long, but we already have many lines which stays in the history. Is it Selanne-Rucchin-kariya or Ryan-Getz-Perry? I will give my cheers for the Rucchin line.

But when i was young, players like Sacco, Karpov and Oksiuta were my heroes, and when the time goes by, now they are legendary players and big part of the Ducks history.

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Maybe it just because of the dissapointing season, but i`ll rank RPG 2nd at best.

1st - Rucchin
2nd - Getzlaf
3d - Pahlsson

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05-16-2012, 04:28 PM
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Maybe it just because of the dissapointing season, but i`ll rank RPG 2nd at best.

1st - Rucchin
2nd - Getzlaf
3d - Pahlsson
Sammys line was a big part 2007, thats my second. Getz line must show some balls, before i honour them.

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05-16-2012, 05:33 PM
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Kariya - Rucchin - Selanne back in 96/97 and it's not even close!

Paul 44g 99 pts in 69 games
Teemu 51 g 109 pts in 78 games
Steve 19g 67pts in 79 games

Damn I'd like to see them under current rules!

this was by far the most exciting and for me the best line I've ever seen. I really can't remember a line that dominated more by skill alone - maybe the red army line of the USSR - and that was so explosive. Pure fun! I really wish the Ducks could have this type of players again. I'm glad I've seen them play!

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05-16-2012, 06:07 PM
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Kariya - Rucchin - Selanne back in 96/97 and it's not even close!

Paul 44g 99 pts in 69 games
Teemu 51 g 109 pts in 78 games
Steve 19g 67pts in 79 games

Damn I'd like to see them under current rules!

this was by far the most exciting and for me the best line I've ever seen. I really can't remember a line that dominated more by skill alone - maybe the red army line of the USSR - and that was so explosive. Pure fun! I really wish the Ducks could have this type of players again. I'm glad I've seen them play!
You seen thouse players many times? im not from the California, so im envy to you, if you saw that line together many times. I'd only seen them playing about 10 times, i moved in the Anaheim.

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If its possible to be a homer for a line, I'm a homer for the Moen-Pahlsson-Niedermayer line.

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Kunitz-Macdonald-Selanne was very good too.

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05-16-2012, 06:34 PM
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Kunitz-Macdonald-Selanne was very good too.
Always remembering that temu goal against Hasek. What a feeling!

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Kunitz-Macdonald-Selanne was very good too.
Yeah I was about to bring that up.

It's hard to vote against Teemu and PK, but I got to go with RPG. They have really only had maybe one or two months of dominance in the 2010-2011 season, but they had some games there when they were unstoppable. Wasn't there a game where they all had 2 goals each, and at least one assist each (I think Ryan had 1, Perry had 2, and Getzlaf had 3). I'm sure someone remembers the game better than me.

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I'd give it to RPG on the basis of what they did in '09 and '11. That line was unstoppable when it worked. Suter, Weber, and Rinne couldn't keep them off the board.

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1st: Kariya - Rucchin - Selanne
Far ahead any other line in their primes.

2nd: Kunitz - McDonald - Selanne
I rate them higher than RGP for having better chemistry and always putting the effort in.



3rd: Ryan - Getzlaf - Perry
Three great individual scroing some spectacular goals.

The Pahlsson line, along with the top line, was the most valuable in the 07 season. But I'm not gonna declare a 3rd line the best Ducks line of all time... Not when all lines above have each have two PPG players.

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05-17-2012, 04:17 AM
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Pahlsson line is just one of the reasons why McDonalds line was so successfull. But anyway, i agree that AndyMac`s line have to be atleast a honorable mention in this thread.

In terms of defense, Sammy line was definately the most dominant. We cant put in numbers what they did, but we all saw that and they clearly have to be mentioned.

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You seen thouse players many times? im not from the California, so im envy to you, if you saw that line together many times. I'd only seen them playing about 10 times, i moved in the Anaheim.
na, I'm from Europe - just had the pleasure to have great Sports Network back then; they broadcasted so many games.

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It's pretty close.

Kariya-Rucchin-Selanne had TWO MVP caliber players on it. RPG WAS the best line in the NHL, then they all failed to adjust to how they were defended.

The Mcdonald/Selanne line was great, and so was the Pahlsson shutdown line....that line was the biggest factor in winning the cup

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05-17-2012, 05:27 AM
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2nd: Kunitz - McDonald - Selanne
I rate them higher than RGP for having better chemistry and always putting the effort in.
I miss Andy badly!

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It's pretty close.
Kariya-Rucchin-Selanne had TWO MVP caliber players on it. RPG WAS the best line in the NHL, then they all failed to adjust to how they were defended.
Kariya got hit by Sutter into the boards head first - this broke the line and his development overall. Paul avoided the traffic areas after it. I was a shame. RGP can still be the most dominant line in the league - their problem start in their heads. They lack the effort. If all of them push hard they can do whatever they want.

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Kariya got hit by Sutter into the boards head first - this broke the line and his development overall.
He actually got cross checked in the face. It was nasty. Suter is a cheap POS for doing it.


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Suter was never properly dealth with, today that's a 20 game suspension. loser move.

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1 Rucchin


2 McDonald
3 Pahlsson

4 Getzlaf-Kunitz

5 Getzlaf-Ryan

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You could make a case for any of the three main lines from the 07 team. Other than that I think Kariya-Rucchin-Selanne is the obvious choice.

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I like the God line. They were more feared than any scoring line. And when the God line scored, it usually means a win for the team.

There's another line that was fun watching. It was the two kids and a goat line for the tenth season playoff run. Chistov-Thomas-Smirnov had great chemistry when Thomas was acquired late in the season and continued through onto the playoffs.

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