Only prolific scorers get the most attention but what happens when an entire forward line sets the world on fire?
As a Los Angeles Kings fan, I am talking about the best line in hockey history – the Triple Crown Line.
The Triple Crown Line consisted of Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer.
This trio played together with the Kings from 1979-1984 and even set an NHL record because of their consistency.
That record was set during the 1980-81 season in which the recordset was they were the first line in history to have each player on that line score at least 100 points that season.
Dave Taylor a 210th overall pick in the 1075 draft, was a prolific goal scorer who was named Kings captain and carried that role from 1985-89.
Marcel Dionne, acquired via trade with the Detroit Red Wings, was the most potent scorer of the trio. He was always around a point per game in his career but was also a feisty player as well, adding a little sandpaper to his game.
Charlie Simmer was a powerplay specialist who, like Dionne, added a little bit of grit to the forward line. He was traded to Los Angeles in 1977 and recorded a 32-75 shooting %, an NHL record, during the 1981 season.
Although Marcel Dionne was the only one of this trio to be inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame, this line was legendary in terms of production. There is nothing they could not do on the ice.
The Los Angeles Kings have had many successful players in their history but few have had the success of these three, let alone playing on the same line.
Do you agree that this is the best line in NHL history?
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