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Name the Devils' line
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|They've been called the "A-Line," the "Big Easy" and the "Tasmanian Devils." But so far nothing seems to have captured the spirit of the New Jersey Devils' high-scoring trio of Jason Arnott, Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias.
Oldies, but goodies
That's what they are, the number 1 line or A-Line. I am a diehard fan and I like that name. We know how flashy they are and so do they. They don't need a great nickname to be great.
The Line of Fire
I thought ESPN the magazine had it right. That's a fantastic name. And I salute your crusade to bring back the hockey line nickname. I only wish fewer coaches would juggle their lines every other shift.
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Tasmanian Devils
They're wild, crazy and hard to stop. They play for the New Jersey Devils. Even the guys at NHL 2Night think it works. The name fits the line the best.
Grand Island, Neb.
H-E-double hockey sticks and the devil
East Brunswick, N.J.
Or Tré Diablos
Tres Malos Diablos
The name rolls off the tongue. It stands for Three Bad Devils. These boys are tough. They play well as a unit. Watching them makes me proud to be a hockey fan.
The Devil's Henchmen
They just seem like they could be taking out people for the devil.
The Hell On Wheels Line
First, Elias, Arnott and Sykora run through every opponent's best defensive line and teams try like hell to defend them, but they can't. Then, Elias and Sykora have great speed up and down the ice, hence the wheels. And this all fits in with the Devils-underworld-hell motif thing.
Silver Spring, Md.
The Demonic Plague
Play-on for the bubonic plague. Like the disease from the Middle Ages, teams can't seem to find a cure against this dreaded threesome.
The Blaze Brothers
The Blues Brothers from hell!
Pearl Rver, N.Y.
The Hot Line
They wear red, Devils are known to hang-out in a hot place, and they score so much ... they're definitely the hottest line in the league. Plus it lends itself to announcers being able to make bad puns about how the line is "dialed in tonight", or "Robinson needs to call for some help from the Hot Line.", or "Pittsburgh hasn't had an answer to the Hot Line tonight."
Eagle Point, Ore.
Because it is easy to say.
Fire and Brimstone
Just sounds appropriate for a Devils' line
The Hell Raisers
This is a line that is always raising hell on the opposing team. Teams just cant seem to find a way to stop them. They are one of the hardest lines to stop in the NHL.
The Devil's Wrath
Just ask CuJo and Hedberg, I'm sure they'll agree.
Because these bubbas are devilish when it comes to scoring.
Satan's Little Helpers
As a play on Santa's Little Helpers. Plus, they help the Devils.
Steve J. Sutton
The Devils' Minions
Because they are the Devils, and because they bring great pain to their opponents.
Brandon, Fla. Satan's fury!
Need I explain?
Wichita Falls, Texas
Plays off the fact that they're the Devils' high scorers.
The Devils' Advocates
Plain and simple. Without these guys, the Devils would have no case.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
The Pitchfork Posse
Think of what a Devil wields and go from there.
The Devil's Brigade
It sounds like a World War II squad.
New Lenox, Ill.
Hell's Bells Line
With all apologies to AC/DC of course. But the Devil resides in Hell (aka East Rutherford, N.J.) and lately they've been ringing the bells of their opponents, ask Super Mario!
Atlantic Highlands, N.J.
With their offensive firepower and creativity on a team named the Devils, the three have to be the "Schemin' Demons."
Or Hades Hitmen, or Metastopheles' Marauders
'Sopranos' and the mob
They're a dangerous, close-knit bunch of Jerseyans.
The New Sopranos
This would be a great nickname because there from New Jersey, like the Sopranos, and there killing the competition.
Island Park, N.Y.
The Stick Handling Sopranos
They are from New Jersey, too!
The Bada-Bing Line
Try and stop these guys -- fuhgedaboutit!
Da Wise Guys
Hey there in New Jersey and what's the most devilish thing in New Jersey?
Fox Point, Wis.
The Jersey Mob
With the popularity of the "Sopranos," what better name? Nothing is more popular right now, making the Devils a household hockey icon overnight. Besides, like the mob, when you come to Jersey and are unwanted, they bury you every time.
The Devil Dogs
The Cerebus Line
After the monsterous three-headed dog that guards the gate to hell. It seems to play off that whole New Jersey Devils thing.
They are the top dogs, and they play for the Devils.
The Swamp Rats
Continental Airlines Arena is located in the middle of the most famous swamp in the Northeast, the not so aptly named Meadowlands.
The Swamp Monsters
Because they are from the Jersey swamps and cause they act like monsters against other teams.
Glen Ridge, N.J.
Like Sykora-Elias-Arnott, plus Devils.
Sea of Terror
S-Sykora E-Elias A-Arnott ... and because they cause the opponents terror every time they have a shift on the ice
Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
Rough Seas Line
You can't stop mother nature just as you can't stop this line, all you can do is take the abuse and weather the storm.
The Red Sea
Red -- its their team color Sea -- Sykora, Elias, Arnott
Why? They just seem to keep coming in waves, it doesn't matter which forward from the line has the puck. They all skate, can shoot, and you gotta go through them if you want to get to the promised land. They part defenses like nobody's business.
New Jersey geography, landmarks
I am from southern New Jersey and am a diehard Flyers fan which naturally equals despising the Devils. Nothing was more painful than driving by the Meadowlands complex on the New Jersey Turnpike the day of the Stanley Cup celebration last year.
The Rutherford Rainmakers
Rutherford because Continental Airlines Arena is in East Rutherford, N.J., and Rainmakers because they shower opponents with points, and when it rains, it pours.
The Turnpike Trio
They take the expressway to the goal
The Rutherford Red Hot Rockets
Pretty self-explanatory: They play in East Rutherford, N.J. Devils live in hell, where it's hot. They're all fast skaters.
The Turnpike Titans
Their home overlooks the beautiful New Jersey Turnpike.
Spring Lake, N.J.
The Elias Sports Bureau
Patrick Elias and his line put up their own set of winning statistics against their hapless opponents.
The Elias Hockey Bureau
Because these guys really rack up the stats.
The 'Am Too, Arnott, Am Too' Line
For arguments sake ...
Victoria, British Columbia
1. Each one has at least one Czech mate 2. When they're out on the ice, there's plenty of forechecking. 3. If the opposing team doesn't watch they're every move, it'll be check mate!
Jason and the Argonauts
A little heady, but a cool name nonetheless.
Jason and the Czecharnotts
As Jason led his argonauts past a fearsome dragons to claim the golden fleece. Just as Jason Arnott will lead his Czech linemates past fearsome goalies to claim Lord Stanley's Cup.
Eden Prairie, Minn.
(Petr, Patrick, and Jason). Get it!! - OK, so it was a weak attempt.
The ASE Line
The "ace" line takes the last initials of each player. It's not spelled the same, but it sounds like "ace" and these guy sure are aces.
Same thing as the A line, but sounds better. Or you can just call them "The Best Line in Hockey", which they are.
Earth, Wind and Fire
Because Arnott is as solid as a rock, Sykora skates like the wind and Elias has caught fire!
Why? Because they're the polar opposite of that Legion of Doom line in Philly a few years back (Lindros, LeClair, etc.).
The Best Line Ever
The reasons are obvious.
New Brunswick, N.J.
Because they are so good that nobody can stop them.
New Jersey's realHitmen
"Sopranos"? XFL? They've got nothing on these three.
Because there are three of them, they are good, and I'm an idiot.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
The maker of the best hockey game combines with the initials of the best line in hockey.
The Bermuda Triangle
The Devils' Triangle
See, geometry can be used in everyday life. Plus, it's kind of spooky, much like what the Devil's are doing to Jagr and "Super Mario."
Thomas White, Jr.
Because there is so much skill, grit, and aggressive tenacity from these players that when they combine to attack the offensive zone, it must evoke fear and trepidation from opponent defenses.
Aliso Viejo, Calif.
The world's most famous power trio
The Assembly Line
Because all they do is produce.
They are the perfect winning combination! Don't be fooled by my address, I'm a Devils fan to the core!
The Armageddon Line
Or the Apocalypse Line.
The Firing Line
Reason: Devils like fire, and they're a hockey line. Simple and it sounds cool! Here comes the firing line down the ice. Imagine the posters and other products that could be sold. A poster with all three ready to shoot on an unsuspecting goalie ... beautiful.
The Firing Squad
It makes since, and this line is all about execution.
Robinson rolls his lines, you hear the thunder in the distance and bang -- without warning, lightning strikes! Great name for Mogilny, Gomez, Brylin line -- "The Siberian PipeLine."
The "Thrillogy of Terror"
Because of their terrific skills and the angle of the devil and terror. Put them both together and there you have it.
New Jersey Angels
Because they're good
Now the C3 part stands for "Czech-Czech-Canuck". And the PO would stand for "Potent Offense". Hence the nickname "C3PO."
Kinda like the robot from Star Wars (R2D2) but take the Ar2 instead of "Arnott, are too argument" get it? Arnott-are too, and P2 for Patrick and Petr ... P2.
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