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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

Famous non-NHL lines with nicknames

Current, short-lived and/or novelty lines

"The RPG Line"-A name for the top line of the Anaheim Ducks' Bobby Ryan(LW), Corey Perry(RW), and Ryan Getzlaf(C).

Famous forward combinations without acknowledged nicknames


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  3. ^ a b "The Mafia Line: Great in 1979". The Hockey History Blog. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  
  4. ^ Dave Golokhov, "Top 10: All-Time NHL Lines" online at:
  5. ^ Allen, Kevin. "USA Hockey: A Celebration Of A Great Tradition". Retrieved 2007-02-14.  
  6. ^ Libero, Rich (September 14, 2004). "World Cup of Hockey 2004, Canada's DDT line poisons Finns". Retrieved 2006-06-08.  
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  8. ^ Citizen staff (November 17, 2005), "The Cash Line easily wins the vote", Ottawa Citizen: C1  
  9. ^ Garrioch, Bruce (October 2, 2007), "Pizza Line Ordered Up", Ottawa Sun  
  10. ^ a b "Grumpy Old Men star for Dallas in OT". CBC Sports. 2001-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-30.  




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