Gretzky picks McDavid, Ovechkin as dream linemates in current NHL

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Wayne Gretzky painted quite a picture when asked which two current NHLers he'd want as linemates if he could play today.

Jamie Drysdale, a projected top-five draft pick, posed the question to The Great One in a video chat with a collection of 2020 prospects. Gretzky's answer would be a dream scenario for hockey fans.

"There are so many players, that's a tough question," Gretzky said.

"But for me, probably Connor (McDavid) because of his speed, he would open up the ice," he added. "And then (Alex) Ovechkin, because if you get him the puck you know he's going to hit the net or at least have a chance to score. Those two guys would be fun to play with."

Gretzky also referenced Sidney Crosby, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and Leon Draisaitl while mulling over his answer, but ultimately settled on his heir in Edmonton and the man chasing down his all-time goals record.

No. 99's dream line has accumulated a combined 1,762 goals and 4,604 points, and 13 MVP awards.

Good luck slowing that trio down.

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