That 70's Line - When Jeff Carter joined forces with youngsters Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson it created some buzz. Perhaps the Kings most talented goal scorer would be skating with kids. If the line didn't click no one would care that they all happen to wear jersey numbers in the 70's. Maybe it was meant to be.
The Legion of Doom - This was my favorite line growing up. Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Mikael Renberg. Big, fast, physical and skilled: in a word, dominant. This group was a lot of fun to watch and came with an exciting name to match their talents.
The French Connection - One of the proudest eras in Buffalo sports history was during the time of the French Connection made up of Rene Robert, Gilbert Perreault and Rick Martin. The chemistry and flow the three had was incredible and a sight to behold. For anyone who hasn't been in the Sabres home rink, their jersey numbers hang together in the rafters. A cool sight.
The Mattress Line - I'm not a big fan of the Sedin's, but when the twins were put on a line with Jason King, the Mattress Line was created. If nothing else, it's a creative name. Two twins and a king. Good stuff.
The Stastny Line - I included this line for one simple reason: something like it will probably never happen again. Three brothers all on the same line? That's pretty cool.
The Grind Line - Darren McCarty, Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby (after he replaced Joey Kocur on the line) were one of the most tenacious yet responsible lines in history. They played a huge role in two Stanley Cup runs for Detroit and played key situations.
The Triple Crown Line - When an entire line gets voted to the NHL All Star game they obviously have something pretty special and that's exactly what Marcel Dionne, Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer were. The perfect name considering their jerseys at the time, this was an awesome name for a fantastic trio.
The Punch Line - How can you not love a line with a name like this? Rocket Richard, Elmer Lach and Toe Blake, three of the most productive players of their time who would punch you in the mouth.
The Production Line - Imagine Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Sid Abel coming at you all at once. This line brought it all.
The LCB Line - Reggie Leach, Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber. One of the longest tenured lines in history (around seven years). Like so many of the great lines above, this group brought something of everything, mainly scoring power and nastiness.
And one more for good luck...
The Coneheads - Herb Brooks put a line together with his 1980 U.S. Olympic squad that ended up taking on the title from the popular Saturday Night Live skit. John Harrington, Mark Pavelich and Buzz Schneider were the trio. Great name. Great line.