NHL: The Five Best Duos To Hit the Ice
The NHL has had many great players that have played. No matter what era a hockey fan grew up in. What was best is that if there was a group or duo of players. I would probably say that every NHL franchise has had a dynamic duo. Thus, I am going to give you my top five duos throughout the history of the NHL. However, I am going to try and not and just pick the ones in my era. Especially since I have only been a hockey fan since 2000. But when I become a fan of a sport I do research and go back and see the greats that have made the NHL so great.
The Colorado Avalanche was a pillar for a decade from 1994 to 2004. One of the major reasons why that was is because of Sakic and Forsberg. They were two of the top five regular-season point producers. Which helped Colorado make the playoffs. During the playoffs, they were both the top two postseason point producers. The Avalanche were one of the premier teams in the NHL. It was fun to watch them win and when they played the Detroit Red Wings those games were must watches. If you have an interest in watching those games just YouTube them.
As the Colorado Avalanche, the Detroit Red Wings were a strong team in the ’90s. One of the reasons why is because of this duo. Steve Yzerman was the face of the Red Wings. He had many good teammates one in Sergei Fedorov. These two were great offensive players. They both won many individual trophies in Selke Trophy, Lester B. Pearson award, and Conn Smythe trophy. The best one was many Stanley Cups. The Red Wings was a mini-dynasty in the late ’90s. These two are favorites amongst the Red Wings fans.
There have been many great players that have worn the Boston Bruins uniform. One of the specials about this duo is one was a forward and the other was a defenseman. Both were both great offensive players. They won seven consecutive score titles between the two of them. Orr is known as one of the players that changed the game. Every hockey fan knows his famous diving goal. Esposito was the face of the Bruins. I remember hearing the story as when he was traded to the New York Rangers he threatened that how that happened he was going to jump out the window. Like Yzerman and Fedorov, Orr and Esposito were fan favorites for the Bruins franchise.
This duo is what made many NHL fans turn to watch at the time the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Both players are in the NHL Hall of Fame. Selanne and Kariya were great offensive players. It helps the Mighty Ducks to Stanley Cup appearances. These two played again which each other in an Avalanche uniform. They, unfortunately, could not bring up the magic that they had while playing in Anaheim. Kariya got knocked out and returned to score a winning goal against the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup final.
This duo was part of a great team that helped the Tampa Bay Lightning win their first Stanley Cup. Lecavalier was the face of Lightning. It took adding St. Louis to get Tampa Bay over the hump. Both are fan favorites with the Lightning fans. St. Louis is a Hall of Famer. He also scored probably one of the most important Tampa Bay goals. St. Louis scored a double-overtime goal in game six against the Calgary Flames. Lecavalier assists on the first goal in game seven against the Flames. This is my favorite duo on the list sorry I am biased.
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