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Move to List of famous Ice hockey linemats? // [[User:Sander of Sweden|SANDER OF SWEDEN | 讲话]] 17:36, 2004 Nov 20 (UTC)

I think another famous line that should be add is the Vancouver Canucks "West coast Express" line that includes markus naslund, bertuzzi, and morrison.

How long has this line been together, and exactly how famous is it?

Are there exact qualifications that a line must meet before it can be dubbed a "Famous" line, and not simply a "Current" line? Is there a number of seasons, a degree of notoriety (statistically or otherwise), or some media coverage that will make a line (such as the CASH Line) a "Famous" line? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.54.138.240 (talk) 02:45, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Reformatting[edit]

I have divided the list into widely acknowledged (and historically) famous lines and more locally remembered (or current) lines.--Mogilny 12:10, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

I have integrated material from the List of hockey nicknames page--Mogilny 11:35, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Errr ... from where do some of these nicknames come? I was an active hockey fanatic in the Seventies, and I've never heard of the terms "Dynasty Line" or "Nitro Line"; some pundits after the fact tried to stick Lafleur-Shutt-Mahovlich with "Flower Power," but neither they nor the Esposito line had any contemporary, acknowledged nicknames. This really needs to be cleaned up and possibly sourced. Ravenswing 14:35, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes, please clean away... As for sourcing - and "Nitro" and "Dynasty" (and "Trio Grande") were not part of my childhood memories - I came across these on a website by Pat Houda, "The Best North American Lines of the 1970s" online at: http://www.chidlovski.com/personal/1974/liners/na70s.htm

His bio-blurb says that he is a contributor to The NHL Guide and Record Book, and that he is a member of Society for International Hockey Research and the Hockey Research Association. The website says he is member of the Society for International Hockey Research, and the Swedish Icehockey Historical and Statistical Society (I kid you not). I am obviously curious as to where he got these from.

"The Bicentennial Line" is on an old hockey card that I recently found.--Mogilny 20:08, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Looks like he's just making up names to make up names. "Trio Grande?" "Hot Line?" "LCB Line?" Someone ought to tell Mr. Houda that not all famous lines had nicknames. Ravenswing 20:12, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

So it would seem, except for the "LCB Line." I have the O-Pee-Chee 1976-77 Card (#215). Other "line" cards included in that set: #214 French Connection; #216 Long Island Lightning Company; #217 Checking Line (Bob Gainey, Jim Roberts and Doug Jarvis); #218 Bicentennial Line.--Mogilny 21:59, 12 April 2006 (UTC)


I think we should separate the famous lines, to pre 90s and post 90s, to suit it to people who are new to hockey, and only know more recent players.

Errr ... no. History ought not be segregated in such a fashion. Ravenswing 17:33, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

I have put all current lines in short-lived category (and added "current" to the heading. I say if they stand the test of time, they can move to the first category.--Mogilny 00:06, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Question - Were Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull ever on the same line together? I thought they were, but there are Mikita lines and Hull lines listed here, and they're not together. Maybe they just weren't named. Also, the other winger - Phil Esposito? Ken Hodge? Eric Nesterenko? Kenny Wharram? NjtoTX 03:04, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Not for very long, anyway; Mikita was on the Scooter Line with (generally) Doug Mohns and Ken Wharram. Esposito was Hull's center for four years, and Chico Maki was on Hull's other wing during and after Espo's tenure with the Black Hawks. Ravenswing 15:35, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Okay. Also, a book I have from 1965 lists Esposito as a forward, not a center at that point. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by NjtoTX (talkcontribs) 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC).
Centers are, generally, "forwards." Esposito always played center, never any other position from at least his minor-league days on. Ravenswing 18:45, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Notable non NHL related lines[edit]

There's a few good examples from Elitserien with some famous nicknames. I can add them but just wanted to see if there's any interest in it or is the SEL to far off? --Krm500 12:33, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

  • I say go for it. The NHL is not the only league in the world. Schmloof (talk) 08:15, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. The name of the article is "ice hockey linemates," not "NHL linemates."  Ravenswing  12:30, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

KLM[edit]

Krutov-Larionov-Makarov - Green line? What are green jerseys? Both USSR and CSKA always used red (or white) jerseys, never green! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Greutungen (talkcontribs) 12:57, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

  • The forward trio was the KLM line but the "Green Unit" (not Green line) included defencemen Fetisov and Kasatonov. In Europe, particularly in the former USSR and Czechoslovakia, it is normal to have set five-man units. The green jerseys were the colour they wore in practice--each unit wore a different colour. That's typical of many teams, even in North America.Djob (talk) 11:42, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

"Famous" lines / recent lines[edit]

Many of the lines listed as "famous" are just recent/current lines that have been together for a season or less and certainly aren't "famous." The "ESP line" for NJ were together for what, a month or two early this season? Daemonw (talk) 01:49, 23 May 2012 (UTC)daemonw

Any of the lines from the last few years whose nicknames aren't household names should be moved to the recent/short lived section

Line formats[edit]

Lines should be listed as left wing-centre-right wing, as that's how they align on the ice. Looking at the lines listed, there doesn't seem to be any convention here--they are listed in any old order. I realize sometimes people don't know who the centre was, but he should be the name in the middle.Djob (talk) 11:47, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

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Errors to fix[edit]

The Crazy Eights are listed twice. (Once as The Crazy 8s.)

Second, The Sesame Street line, Oscar is the Grouch, so it's probably Oscar, Ernie and Big Bird.

Mdnahas (talk) 04:43, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

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