Top 10 1,2 Center Combination of all time are???

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  1. Phil68

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    Just curious where would you put Crosby/Malkin 1,2 center combo in the history books

    1.Gretzky/Messier
    2. Lemieux Francis
    Fill out the rest?
     
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    Yzerman-Fedorov
    Sakic-Forsberg
    Crosby-Malkin

    In no specific order.
     
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    I would put them over Fedorov/Yzerman and Sakic/Forsberg for sure...
     
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    Matthews and Tavares :sarcasm:
     
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    Gretzky and Nicholls weren't too shabby either.
     
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    They’re the greatest center combo in their generation. So naturally they would have to be near the top in the modern era.

    Gretzky-Messier
    Belliveau-Richard
    Lemieux-Francis
    Crosby-Malkin

    I’d say that’s the top 4. Tough to pick one of Yzerman-Fedorov/Sakic-Foppa, because they had success in the same time frame and against each other. I’d rank the Avs combo ahead of the Wings, personally.
     
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    There has more.. Lindros & Brind'amour
     
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    No, that combo doesn’t even enter the discussion.

    They never won anything.
     
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    fair enough
     
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    HM for Kuznetsov-Backstrom. Probably not all time, but one of the better two of the last decade

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    Gretzky/Messier
    Lemieux Francis
    Gretzky/whoever
    Lemieux/whoever
    Crosby/Malkin
    Bellevue/Richard
    Yzerman/Fedorov
    Sakic/Forsberg
    Gilmore/Nieuwendyk?
    Esposito/someone ?
     
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    Mikita-Esposito had a few years together at Chicago IIRC, but Espo didn't break out until later on for the Bruins so not really a fit here.
     
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    Trottier and Brent Sutter in NYI in the 80s. But they almost seemed to alternate elite years, never really the same year.
     
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    Who the hell is that?
     
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    Really good players but that doesnt crack the list IMO
     
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    Thanks for thinking of Trottier/Sutter. If you evaluate based on all 200' of the ice and include all aspects of play (including PK, hitting, faceoffs, shot-blocks), then they could be top 5.
     
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    Gretzky/Messier
    Lemieux/Francis
    Sakic/Forsberg
    Crosby/Malkin
    Beliveau/Richard
    Yzerman/Fedorov
    Modano/Nieuwendyk
     
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    1. Thornton/Couture
    2-10. who cares.
     

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