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1930s:
Line 1:
C Howie Morenz
LW Aurel Joliat
RW Charlie Conacher
D Eddie Shore (One of the most intimidating defensemen ever.)
D King Clancy
Line 2:
C Frank Boucher
LW Busher Jackson
RW Bryan Hextall
D Ebbie Goodfellow
D Ching Johnson
Line 3:
C Milt Schmidt
LW Sweeney Schriner
RW Bill Cook
D Babe Siebert
D Earl Seibert
Line 4:
C Joe Primeau
LW Toe Blake
RW Dit Clapper

Goalies:
1. Tiny Thompson
2. Roy Worters
3. Frank Brimsek

Other notables:
Goalie Charlie Gardiner
Goalie Lorne Chabot
Centerman Syl Apps
Goalies Dave Kerr

If you don't believe me my sources are some video biography and documentary films I have and my father who was born in 1923 and my uncle who was 60 when I was born always used to talk about what players were good in these decades. I'm judging these sources.

1940s:
Line 1:
C Syl Apps
LW Sid Abel
RW Maurice Richard
D Bill Quackenbush
D Jack Stewart (I never saw anyone get by him in clips and my dad says he was the best defensemen of his time.)
Line 2:
C Milt Schmidt
LW Toe Blake
RW Bill Mosienko
D Earl Seibert
D Babe Pratt
Line 3:
C Elmer Lach
LW Doug Bentley
RW Lorne Carr
D Butch Bouchard
D Jack Crawford
Line 4:
C Max Bentley
LW Ted Lindsay
RW Gordie Howe

Goalies:
1. Bill Durnan (One of the best goalies ever)
2. Turk Broda
3. Frank Brimsek

Other notables:
Left winger Herb Cain
Left winger Lynn Patrick
Right winger Bobby Bauer
Goalie Johnny Mowers
Goalie Chuck Rayner

1950s
Line 1:
C Jean Beliveau (One of my all time favourites)
LW Ted Lindsay (A Todd Bertuzzi/Eric Lindros type of player.)
RW Gordie Howe
D Red Kelly
D Doug Harvey (One of the all time best defensemen)
Line 2:
C Henri Richard
LW Sid Smith
RW Maurice Richard
D Bill Gadsby
D Tim Horton
Line 3:
C Alex Delvecchio
LW Ray Conacher
RW Bernie Geoffrion (R.I.P)
D Marcel Pronovost
D Tom Johnson
Line 4:
C Ken Mosdell
LW Bert Olmstead
RW Andy Bathgate

Goalies:
1. Terry Sawchuk (The best goalie ever!)
2. Jacques Plante
3. Glenn Hall

Other notables:
Goalie Harry Lumley

1960s (Hockey's best decade)
Line 1:
C Stan Mikita
LW Bobby Hull
RW Gordie Howe
D Tim Horton
D Bobby Orr
Line 2:
C Phil Esposito
LW Frank Mahovlich
RW Yvan Cournoyer
D Brad Park
D Pierre Pilote
Line 3:
C Jean Beliveau
LW John Bucyk
RW Andy Bathgate
D J.C Tremblay
D Ted Green (Great defensemen besides that stick fight with Maki)
Line 4:
C Norm Ullman
LW Don Marshall
RW Rod Gilbert

Goalies
1. Glenn Hall
2. Ed Giacomin
3. Johnny Bower

Other notables:
Defensemen Jim Neilsen
Goalie Charlie Hodge
Goalie Gump Worsley
Goalie Jacques Plante
Centerman Henri Richard

1970s (Another great decade)
Line 1:
C Phil Esposito
LW Steve Shutt
RW Gay Lafleur
D Bobby Orr
D Denis Potvin
Line 2:
C Bobby Clarke
LW Bill Barber
RW Ken Hodge (Fat player who racked up points)
D Larry Robinson
D Brad Park
Line 3:
C Daryl Sittler
LW Rick Martin
RW Mike Bossy
D Guy Lapointe
D Borje Salming
Line 4:
C Gilbert Perreault
LW Vic Hadfield
RW Reggie Leach

Goalies:
1. Ken Dryden
2. Vladislav Tretiak
3. Tony Esposito

Other notables:
Goalie Bernie Parent
Centerman Bryan Trottier
Centerman Marcek Dionne

1980s (Another great decade for hockey)
Line 1:
C Wayne Gretzky
LW Mark Messier
RW Mike Bossy
D Paul Coffey
D Ray Bourque
Line 2:
C Mario Lemieux
LW Michel Goulet
RW Jari Kurri
D Al MacInnis
D Doug Wilson
Line 3:
C Marcel Dionne
LW John Tonelli
RW Joe Mullen
D Rod Langway
D Mark Howe
Line 4:
C Dale Hawerchuk
LW John Ogrodnick
RW Cam Neely

Goalies
1. Grant Fuhr
2. Billy Smith
3. Pelle Lindbergh (I can resemble him to Henrik Lundqvist)

Other Notables:
Kent Nilsson
Peter Statsny (Greatest Czech/Slovak player ever)
Luc Robitaille
Dave Taylor
Glenn Anderson

1990s (The downfall of hockey)
Line 1:
C Mario Lemieux
LW Paul Kariya
RW Jaromir Jagr
D Brian Leetch
D Nicklas Lidstrom
Line 2:
C Pat Lafontaine
LW Luc Robitaille
RW Pavel Bure
D Al MacInnis
D Ray Bourque
Line 3:
C Wayne Gretzky
LW Kevin Stevens
RW Teemu Selanne
D Scott Stevens
D Larry Murphy
Line 4:
C Steve Yzerman
LW Brendan Shanahan
RW Brett Hull

Goalies
1. Patrick Roy
2. Martin Brodeur
3. Dominik Hasek

Other notables:
Joe Sakic
Mark Messier
Sergei Fedorov
Adam Oates
Peter Forsberg
Alexander Mogilny
Ron Francis
Mats Sundin
Chris Osgood
Jim Carey
Ed Belfour
Olaf Kolzig
 
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