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Production Line (Red Wings)
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Production Line (Red Wings)

Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Sid Abel

The Production Line was a natural for a city loaded with auto assembly plants, and the trio of left winger "Terrible Ted" Lindsay, center "Boot Nose" Abel (an alumnus of Detroit's Liniment Line with Don Grosso and Eddie Wares) and right winger Howe was a classic of power and proficiency. They finished 1-2-3 in scoring in 1949-50 as the Wings won the Stanley Cup, and boasted two of the NHL's top three scorers in three of the next four seasons.

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