Best first line

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Best first line in the NHL?

  1. Boston

    66.9%
  2. Edmonton

    22.9%
  3. Other

    10.2%
  1. Dumb and nobody

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    Marchand Bergeron Pastrnak

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    Draisaitl McDavid Kassian*

    * I'm putting Kassian here but I don't think it really matters.
     
  2. illpucks

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    Just imagine if they had Hall McDavid Draisaitl
     
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    Super close.

    McDavid > Bergeron
    Draisaitl > Pastrnak (or Draisaitl >= Pastrnak)
    Kassian <<< Marchand

    Voted Bruins, but I don’t think anyone will argue against McDrai being the best duo in the NHL.

    Man Pulju made a mistake pouting in Europe, if he kept grinding and working on his game he’d be on the top line eventually with McDrai.
     
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    The Boston line seems better but they often seem to be out there with Chara, went with Edmonton as they have the top 2 of the 6 players listed and Kassian plays his role in a very good way when on the ice with the 2 Oiler studs.
     
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    I think only the Colorado line is close to the Bergeron line.
     
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    Boston right now.
     
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    Boston easy, for the same reason why the Pizza Line was better than the West Coast Express.

    I'm also waiting to see if Edmonton's line can translate their success into the playoffs as the Boston trio have done.
     
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    The Boston trio scored 27 of Boston's 79 goals in last years playoffs, so success in the playoff is more a team thing.

    Even Marchand who was Boston's leading scorer he was in on 23 of those 79 goals.

    Also the Big 4 on the back end for Boston and some guy named Tukka Rask are miles better than the Oilers big 4 on defense and Koskinen, even though he has been decent this season.
     
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    Landeskog - MacKinnon - Rantanen vs Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak should be the poll.
     
  10. NyQuil

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    I wasn't talking about team success.

    All three hover around point-per-game in the post-season which is the hardest time of the year to put up offence.
     
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    Voted Bruins because that's the quintessential 'whole greater than sum of parts' line.
     
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    Man Oilers just need someone to replace Kassian to make that an unbelievable line
     
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    Or you could make up your own poll and call it "The REAL best first line" and feel good about it.
     
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    Boston
    Colorado
    Edmonton
    Florida

    For the sake of the poll though, I went Boston.
     
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    Boston, Edmonton, Colorado and Florida then Carolina
     
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    Would be worse
     
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    Boston but only because the Oilers don't have a third player on their line of the same caliber.
     
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    Voted Boston simply based on the fact that it takes 3 people to make a line. Edmonton's is a duo with a throw-in.
     
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    Voted Boston they just just don't have a weak link. Bergeron as good as he is offensively is even better defensively. Pasta and the Rat are top ten caliber players as well. McDavid and Drai are awesome as well but Kassian is nowhere close to anyone else here.
     
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    Right now it's Boston then Colorado, Edmonton underneath. 60 pts in 17 between Barkov, Huberdeau, and Dadonov. Not the the best, but in the top 5 imo.
     
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    Weird that you left out Colorado, Tampa, Florida, etc.
     
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    not enough puck to go around.
     
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    I went with Boston.
     
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    I respect that Kassian has played well and has complimented his line, but he's the token ugly guy in the boy band here.
     

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