Top Line of All Time -- The Results

Your Picks

Well, we asked and you told us. Your Top Line of All Time combines arguably the best three forward to ever play in the NHL -- Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. Gretzky made every one of your top four lines, but some of you wanted to see how he'd do on the wing. Bobby Hull and Jaromir Jagr also snuck into the top four lines.

Mario Lemieux

Bobby Hull

Gordie Howe

Mario Lemieux


Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky


Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe

Mario Lemieux

Jaromir Jagr



Complete SportsNation Results: Top Lines | Top Player | Left Wing | Center | Right Wing

Barry Melrose
(ESPN) -- I don't know who else you'd vote for besides these three players, the top three players of all time. Lemieux is the most physically gifted player to ever play in the NHL. Gretzky, we all know about him. Howe was the first real true power forward with a great wrist shot. This trio brings talent and grit and Stanley Cups!
Mario Lemieux

Wayne Gretzky

Gordie Howe


Scott Burnside
(ESPN.com) -- With Gordie Howe at his natural position on the right side, he reduces opponents to emotional rubble just by glancing their way. Because we can, we're going to move Wayne Gretzky to the left side, where he'lll work his magic from the half-boards and behind the net. In the middle? We thought long and hard about Sidney Crosby to give this line some fresh legs. But, in the end, the Moose can more than handle the pivot. Hands, head, heart, Mark Messier had it all. A combo for the ages.
Wayne Gretzky

Mark Messier

Gordie Howe


E.J. Hradek
(ESPN The Magazine) -- Why not put these three dynamos on the same line? Gretzky and Lemieux were linemates during the memorable 1987 Canada Cup. That worked out pretty well, no? Young Crosby worked the wing in junior. He would fit in nicely with these two legends.
Sidney Crosby

Wayne Gretzky

Mario Lemieux


John Buccigross
(ESPN) -- The game's greatest visionary, the game's greatest hands, and someone who demands the puck to score, protect and serve. (Sorry, I cheated a little; I just can't have a top line without Cam!) Chuck Norris beware!
Mario Lemieux

Wayne Gretzky

Cam Neely


 

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