Real top lines of all time( not fantasy)

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    What were/are the top lines of all time from teams.I cant remember all the great ones.I know the Flyers had the LCB line,the Legion of Doom, the Crazy 8s
     
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    Taylor-Dionne-Simmer for the Kings
    Gillies-Trottier-Bossy for the Isles
    Hadfield-Ratelle-Gilbert for the Rangers
     
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    Gilles-Trottier-Bossy is classic. As are Lindsay-Abel-Howe, Moore/Olmstead-Beliveau-Geoffrion and Blake-Lach-Richard.

    A couple of older lines:

    The Bread Line with Frank Boucher and the Cook brothers.
    The Kid Line with Charlie Conacher, Busher Jackson and Joe Primeau.
    The Kraut Line with Woody Dumart, Milt Schmidt and Bobby Bauer.
     
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    The pony line in Chicago- Bentley-Bentley-Mosienko must have been pretty exciting. I've also heard the Shutt-P. Mahovlich- Lafleur line reffered to as the doughnut line because of the "hole in the middle"...thought that was pretty funny.
     
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    There was also the S line in Montreal of Sibert, Stewart, Smith...would have been great to watch.
    Who played RW with Joliat and Morenz? Lucky guy...
     
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    Other Chicago lines on note were;

    Pappy Line/ Lindsay-sloan-Litzenberger
    Million dollar/Hull/Hay/Balfour
    scooter/Mcdonald(later Mohns)-mikita-wharram

    Boston also had the Uke line/Bucyk/horvath/stasiuk
     
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    The Army line deserves some mention.
     
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    I think it was Billy Boucher. Another great line from back then was the Senators Denneny-Nighbor-Broadbent
     
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    Best line I ever saw:

    Tikkanen-Gretzky-Kurri

    By the time Tikkanen came around Kurri and Gretzky were already in their prime. This line had everything. A pest, 2 great defensive forwards, the best playmaker of all-time. All three were best when it mattered most in big games and the playoffs.
     
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    The Bruins in the 1970-71. They scored 399 goals - the next closest team was the Habs over 100 goals back at 291

    Regular unit- Esposito, Hodge and Cashman

    PP unit - Esposito, Hodge and Bucyk

    And of course there was that fourth forward - Bobby Orr.

    Look at the scoring race for 1970-71 season:

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    1 Phil Esposito, Boston............152
    2 Bobby Orr, Boston................139
    3 Johnny Bucyk, Boston...........116
    4 Ken Hodge, Boston...............105
    5 Bobby Hull, Chicago.............. 96
    6 Norm Ullman, Toronto............ 85
    7 Wayne Cashman, Boston........ 79
    8 John McKenzie, Boston........... 77
    9 Dave Keon, Toronto............... 76
    9 Jean Beliveau, Mtl. Canadiens.. 76
    9 Fred Stanfield, Boston............ 76

    Scary.
     
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    Who was the lucky guy that skated with Cyclone Taylor and Mickey MacKay?
     
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    how bout the score lords
    francis-lemieux-jagr

    95- 96
    lemieux had 161 points (69 goals)
    jagr had 149 points (62 goals)
    francis had 119 points (92 assists)
    ended up finishing 1, 2, 4 in scoring/ 1 , 2 in goals/ 1,2,3 in assists

    96-97
    lemieux had 121 points
    jagr had 95 points in 63 games (47 goals, only 5 behind the leader)
    francis had 90 points
    Lemieux won scoring again, Jagr finished 6th but would have been second for sure , francis tied for 8th
     
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    Frank Nighbor was their LW in 1915 when they won the Cup. After that it was Barney Stanley and Gordie Roberts. Of course with the rover it's a little hard to say who was the "line".
     
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    15 posts and no mentions of the French Connection? Wow.

    Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert

    Also if memory serves Sergei Federov centered Alex Mogilny and Pavel Bure in a World Junior tournament.
     
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    I mentioned the Production Line in post #3 :p: ;)
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    Mogilny-Fedorov-Bure
     
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    Shanahan - Yzerman - Fedorov
     
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    Looking in The Trail of the Stanley Cup, it says in the game without the rover it was Taylor at C, Nighbor at RW, and MacKay at LW. In games with rover it was Taylor at R, MacKay at C, Nighbor at RW and Barney Stanley at LW.
     
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    I thought Jagr and Francis were the other line back in 95-96 while Mario anchored a different line.

    Mario playing on LW with Francis was only a single season or two.
     
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    Though it lacks any HOFers, the Legion of Doom line was arguably the best in the league during it's hey-day.
     
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    Correct. In 1995-96, Francis and Jagr played on a line with Petr Nedved. Nedved responded with a career high 99 points. The Lemieux-Francis-Jagr trio did play a lot together on the PP, often with Francis on the point. (Francis rates among the best forwards ever for anchoring the point with a man advantage).

    Lemieux saw ice time with a variety of forwards that year: Thomas Sandstrom when he was healthy, Markus Naslund before the trade to Vancouver, and Kevin Miller after Miller was acquired from San Jose.

    Lemieux and Jagr played together more often in the 1996 playoffs.
     
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    Awesome, thanks.

    And yeah, MacKay-Taylor-Nighbor would be a jaw droppingly excellent line.
     

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