List of ice hockey line nicknames

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The three forwards – the centre, right wing and left wing – operate as a unit called a line. The tradition of naming the threesomes who compose the hockey teams' lines of attack extends back to the 1920s when Bun Cook, Frank Boucher and Bill Cook of the New York Rangers formed the A Line (named after the A Train, which ran under Madison Square Garden).[1]

Famous NHL lines with nicknames[edit]

Famous non-NHL lines with nicknames[edit]

Current, short-lived and/or novelty lines[edit]

Famous forward combinations without acknowledged nicknames[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McKinley, Michael, Hockey: A People's History, McClelland & Stewart, 2006, ISBN 0-7710-5769-5
  2. ^ Citizen staff (November 17, 2005). "The Cash Line easily wins the vote". Ottawa Citizen. pp. C1. 
  3. ^ a b c d Pat Houda, "The Best North American Lines of the 1970s" online at: http://www.chidlovski.com/personal/1974/liners/na70s.htm
  4. ^ a b "The Mafia Line: Great in 1979". The Hockey History Blog. 
  5. ^ Dave Golokhov, "Top 10: All-Time NHL Lines" online at: http://ca.askmen.com/sports/fitness_top_ten_60/86_fitness_list.html
  6. ^ http://www.sharenews.com/sports/2011/07/08/manny-mcintyre-was-part-hockey%E2%80%99s-only-all-black-line
  7. ^ Reynolds, Bryan. "Your Moment in Minnesota Fighting Saints History". hockeywilderness.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  8. ^ The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. Random House. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  9. ^ Libero, Rich (September 14, 2004). "World Cup of Hockey 2004, Canada's DDT line poisons Finns". NHL.com. Retrieved 2006-06-08. [dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/spot_oneononep200002.htm
  11. ^ "Million Dollar Line (Blackhawks)". CNN. 
  12. ^ a b "Grumpy Old Men star for Dallas in OT". CBC Sports. 2001-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-30. 
  13. ^ "2011 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks set to play the Los Angeles Kings in the first round". Fear the Fin. 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  14. ^ Chuck Gormley (2011-01-07). "Briere rescues Flyers". CourierPostOnline.com. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 

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