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03-14-2013, 06:12 AM
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Yamaguchi*
 
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Originally Posted by blogofmike View Post
Good point about playoff structure. In 1988 Edmonton went 16-2 against Winnipeg (4th in conference, 14th in NHL), Calgary (1st in both), Detroit (3rd in conference, 5th in NHL) and Boston (2nd in conference, 4th in NHL).

Voted Oilers. Quality of opposition was higher, they also won 4 Cups, and they did much better in the years where they didn't win a Cup.

Regular Season's been covered. Here's playoffs:

Isles 1980-84 72-27 (.727) - 1st
Oilers 1980-84 33-19 (.635) - 2nd

Oilers 1985-88 53-14-1 (.779) - 1st
Isles 1985-88 13-20 (.394) - 15th


I think we need to make it clear:

the Trottier's Islanders dynasty - 1980-83

the Gretzky's Oilers dynasty - 1984-88

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