Great Junior linemates who became great in the NHL

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  1. nuck

    nuck In the mist

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    I am looking at Gagner and Kane and wondering about this. I can think of a whole bunch who weren't but who are some teammates that carried their excellence from Juniors to the NHL in the last 20 years?
     
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    Well, it's not exactly Juniors but the first line I can think of that play together as kids and starred in the NHL was:

    Pavel Bure - Sergei Fedorov - Alexander Mogilny

    They were playing together as teenagers IIRC so you could say that essentially they were linemates as Juniors.
     
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    LeCavalier and Richards.
     
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    I'll go out on a limb and say the Sedins :sarcasm:
     
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    ray whitney and pat falloon were dynamic linemates i believe. funny how falloon was the higher draft pick and whitney had a much stronger career.
     
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    that is true... too bad things didn't pan out for Falloon
     
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    naslund and forsberg?
     
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    Wasn't it about playing well together as juniors and continued to play well together as seniors?

    Näslund and Forsberg hasn't played much together on top level.
    And the times they have played together they've on different lines most of the time.
     
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    Jeff 'O Neil and Todd Bertuzzi.

    Bryan McCabe and Valeri Bure
     
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    Robert Reichel, Robert Lang, Martin Ručinský ... I know they aren't from one line, but they were class mates, when they were on basic school :yo:
     
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    Federov, Mogilny and Bure are a great example, they were supposed to be the next KLM super Russian line.

    Would of been interesting to see what they could do as a unit if they had been kept together, other then the 2 of them in Vancouver for a down period.
     
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    Lanny MacDonald and Tom Lyiask

    Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach

    John Tonneli, John Anderson
     
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    Surely the Blazers of the 90s had some sick linemates

    Niedermayer
    Iginla
    Sydor
    Doan
    Tucker

    All played around the same time
     
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    Martin St.Louis and Eric Perrin were SICK
     
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    I know it doesn't qualify as excellence but Mike Ribeiro and Pierre Dagenais had an amazing year playing together in junior. They had a bit of chemistry playing together for a season and a half in Montreal.
     
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    Spezza and Steve Ott.
     
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    Steve Payne and Bob Smith - junior linemates in Ottawa and in in the NHL in Minnesota. Tim Higgins had a decent career in his own right.

    Laurie Boschman and Brian Propp - add Bill Derlago and Brad McCrimmon and you have one high octane Wheat Kings team.
     
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    Lecavalier - Richards
    Perrin - St-Louis
    Ribeiro - Dagenais :sarcasm:

    I would like to see someday a

    Roussin - MA Pouliot - Bernier line again. This line in midget were simply the best I've ever seen.
     
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    Kris Beech and Matt Pettinger

    :sarcasm:

    well Petty has been good for the Caps. Beech has been very forgetable everywhere he's been except Hershey in 2006
     
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    Amazing they never won a memorial cup.

    Also had Ray Allison, Dave Semenko.
     
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    I think Stajan, Wellwood and Radivojevic played for the same team in juniors but I'm not sure of the lines.
     
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    Sore Loser Sorest of them all

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    What's ole Pat Falloon up to these days anyway? He had an OK start to his career, things just seemed to come unhinged for him. I've never really heard the full story.
     
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    I don't remember which ones, but two of these guys never played on the same line. Also they did not have their big years together. Fedorov wasn't a star until after Mogs went to Buffalo and Bure was younger and didn't take off until both these guys were gone. What I am looking for is signs of how often Junior linemates light it up and then continue to do so in the NHL. Clarke-Leach and Lysiak-McDonald are pretty good examples but I was wondering about more recent players.
    I knew Richards and Lecavalier were both Rimouski but they are both centers and I don't know that they played together in 97-98.

    "Bookman - Steve Payne and Bob Smith - junior linemates in Ottawa and in in the NHL in Minnesota. Tim Higgins had a decent career in his own right.

    Laurie Boschman and Brian Propp - add Bill Derlago and Brad McCrimmon and you have one high octane Wheat Kings team."

    Monster Junior players but Propp carried Allison like Savard carried Denis Cyr. Derlago had as much talent as Propp but something happened, and he disappeared in 1985. I can't really call that a successful duo in the bigs. Him and Boschman both had a few pretty good years but three seasons of solid hockey isn't really translated Junior stardom the way it was for Propp. Boschman's 83-84 season where he was on a pace for 95 points and 300 penalty minutes is an eye opener but he never really showed that kind of game again. I barely remember him that year but that could have been because there were 15 or so 100 point men so his year didn't stand out the way it would today.

    The linemate thing really helps to hide a player's deficiencies. Even with the guys who never had big NHL careers look at how many big junior stars parlayed that success into a high draft position only to be exposed as the Warren Young of their
    line once they graduated. There is no reason why two Junior linrmates can't step up and become two NHL stars. I hope Gagner and Kane both make it.
     
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    He is absolutely dominating Mens Senior up in Manitoba. Pretty good pick up I believe!!!
     
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    Roussin - MA Pouliot - Crosby :sarcasm:
     

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