Whoever came up with the old adage, 'If you're not cheating, you're not trying,' probably never watched a lot of Oilers and Islanders games in the '80s.

Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri didn't haul 13 Stanley Cup rings into the Hockey Hall of Fame by coasting.

They orchestrated record-breaking seasons and were lead dogs in multiple championship runs, all while staying clean enough to win eight Lady Byng Memorial Trophies between them — proving once and for all that nice guys don't always finish last.