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11-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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What's our 2nd best line since the lockout?

I think the Straka-Nylander-Jagr line is easily the best since the lockout. However, every year it seems at least for a handful of games we have a line doing amazing things on the ice. Unfortunately if that line had a poor shift under Torts it got broken up (not too much of an exaggeration). I remember Anisimov-Stepan-Gaborik doing amazing things for a few games. Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik was really good.

We have the Stepan line now and they're probably our most entertaining line since the Nylander line, but I don't know if I'd say it's #2. None of the guys are goal scorers and they have 8 goals total between them. I feel like they control play better and more consistently than that Hags-Richards-Gaborik line had, but that line had a 40 goal scorer on it. I think Richards is a better goal scorer than Stepan too. At least he was that year.

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Shelly-Anisimov-Prust

Ok seriously:
Prospal-Christiansen-Gabby
Hagelin-Richards-Gabby

Not the best but:
Dubi-Anisimov-Cally was maybe my favorite line there for a bit

Kreider-Stepan-Zucc has potential but I'm not anointing them yet. This is all off the top of my head. I'm sure I will get stat crushed by the end of this page.

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I'd say Hagelin - Richards - Gaborik...

That was actually a good top line for a stretch. It doesn't touch the Straka - Nylander - Jagr line though...

I'm looking forward to getting a look at Kreider - Stepan - Kristo as a future second line at some point!

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The thing is, I feel like this Stepan line creates more excitement and more chances than any line since the Jagr line. However they don't have 1 guy that you can rely on to score goals.

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Hagelin-Stepan-Nash from last year. Awesome line.

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Hagelin-Stepan-Nash from last year. Awesome line.
Also the one I was going to suggest. Mad decenct, yo.

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Voros-Dubi-Zherdev

Shelly-Anisimov-Prust

Ok seriously:
Prospal-Christiansen-Gabby
Hagelin-Richards-Gabby

Not the best but:
Dubi-Anisimov-Cally was maybe my favorite line there for a bit

Kreider-Stepan-Zucc has potential but I'm not anointing them yet. This is all off the top of my head. I'm sure I will get stat crushed by the end of this page.
Prospal/Dubi-Christensen-Gabby was a good one. Gabby and Prospal had great chemistry in 2009-10.

Agreed on the Pack Line, they were fun to watch and it was nice to have a line that was all homegrown.

It's unfortunate that we haven't had a line that's come close to the dominance of Straka-Nylander-Jagr, they were something else. All 3 players on that line had 70+ points for two consecutive seasons.

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We haven't really had many consistently used lines since the lockout. Most of the lines people are talking about only lasted for a couple of weeks, tops.

It may not have been an offensively gifted line, but one line that stands out to me that was almost always together for a very long time was the Prust-Boyle-Fedotenko line. That line would keep the other team pinned for minutes on end, wearing down defensemen and drawing penalties, while chipping in a solid number of goals.

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Nash - Richards - Gaborik

Was awesome for the span of that Bruins game last season....

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No line has played together long enough to establish themselves as a "line".

People gush over Hags-Stepan-Nash, but they didn't play for very long.

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Nash - Richards - Gaborik

Was awesome for the span of that Bruins game last season....
Surprised that the Bruins was the team in worked against. You'd think it would be a ****** defensive team.

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