Hockey players usually do not have the flashiest nicknames. For every "Grim Reaper" or "Mr. Hockey" you have many players whose nicknames basically consist of a "y" or "er" added to the end of their real name.
One could argue that this is not a bad thing; that it encourages a team identity more than a "hey look at me" environment where the players seem to be more important than the team. The other argument is that hockey players are just a boring and unoriginal lot. I prefer to think it is the former.
With that being said, sometimes a line will come together for a period of time and jell to the point where they will be given a nickname and become readily identifiable by that nickname for the rest of the careers and through NHL history.
What follows are the ten greatest line nicknames in NHL history.