The past 10-plus Stanley Cup-winning teams all have a common thread: a dynamic duo at forward.
Whether they were split up on two separate lines like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, rode shotgun together like David Krejci and Milan Lucic or split time like Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, having a one-two punch is paramount in the NHL for teams looking to contend.
That got us to thinking. While these pairings are a blast to watch out on the ice, who are the duos we'd love to see in a dream world?
A dream league, if you will, where the perfect combinations would be in place. Considering playing styles, possible chemistry along with strengths and weaknesses, these are the duos we thought would be the most fun to watch out on the ice.
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