Monday, June 5, 2017

84-85 Oilers Named Best NHL Team Ever

The 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers, the second of 5 Oiler squads to win the Stanley Cup, was named by the NHL on Monday as being the greatest NHL team of all time as chosen by the fans.  

In a statement, the NHL says more than 3.6 million votes for the greatest team were cast over a six-week period beginning at the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs as part of the NHL’s centennial celebration. 

 The 1984-85 Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup final to win their second straight championship. Along with Gretzky, the team’s roster was stacked with Hall of Famers including Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey and Grant Fuhr..

The ’84-85 Oilers went 15-3 in the playoffs, averaging 5.4 goals per game against just 3.2 against. The 98 goals they scored during their run are still the most in a single postseason, and they only played 18 games.

Here are the top 10 teams of all time, as voted by the fans:
1. 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers
2. 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins
3. 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens
4. 1987-88 Edmonton Oilers
5. 1986-87 Edmonton Oilers
6. 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings
7. 1982-83 New York Islanders
8. 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens
9. 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers
10. 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings


Anonymous said...

And they played real hockey, not the garbage game the NHL has become now.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with Anon 1. This was the game at its best. We will never see that again for a variety of reasons including coaching!


Anonymous said...

Thought one of Sid's teams would crack the top 10

75flyersbestteamever said...

The '75 Flyers would have had one of those rooty poo, candy _ss teams (courtesy The Rock) from Edmonton or Hockeytown leaving the ice in the 2nd period just like the Soviet Red Army did in '76. Messier and Semenko maybe would have lingered on the bench..

Anonymous said...

There's only one team in this millennium and that's 15 years ago. That's about when they quit playing hockey and went to the current crap.
Dump it in the corner, whack hack, slash, elbow, knee, clutch, grab and slewfoot until someone finally gets the puck.
If the offensive team recovers the puck he sends it back to the point so the defenseman can take a shot which is blocked.
If a defensive player gets the puck he also sends it back to the point hoping it will hop over the offensive defenseman's stick.
Repeat as often as required. No skating or stickhandling required.

Anonymous said...

Re; greatest team in NHL history - 84/85 Edmonton Olilers

3.6 million votes_ all submitted by the one and only Mr. Mitchell Blair of Regina.

Mitchell Blair said...

Only 682,887, but thanks for askin'