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03-19-2007, 12:02 PM
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How about the 1947-48 to 1954-55 Red Wings?

Seven straight first place finishes??? 4 Stanley Cups and two runner-ups in that period.
If it's before 1976, it didn't happened.

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03-19-2007, 12:22 PM
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I just say I don't think it's possible for any of the post-expansion teams to ever be in the same league as teams in the original 6. The concentration of talent there is just too strong.

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03-19-2007, 01:07 PM
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Didn't the Oilers essentially, in a span of 12 years, win 6 cups and go to a total of 8 finals? Yes, I am counting the NYR cup as an Oilers cup and the 93 Kings as an Oilers product. No other "team" has the longevity of greatness that the Oilers basically did.

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here is the thing

just as the NYI were hitting their prime--they got run over by the oilers

1983New York IslandersAl ArbourEdmonton OilersGlen Sather
1982New York IslandersAl ArbourVancouver CanucksRoger Neilson
1981New York IslandersAl ArbourMinnesota North StarsGlen Sonmor
1980New York IslandersAl ArbourPhiladelphia FlyersPat Quinn


Nucks lucked out that year. Flyers were a tough series, oilers used it as a learning experience
1990Edmonton OilersJohn Muckler Boston BruinsMike Milbury
1988 Edmonton OilersGlen SatherBoston BruinsTerry O'Reilly
1987Edmonton OilersGlen SatherPhiladelphia FlyersMike Keenan
1985Edmonton OilersGlen SatherPhiladelphia FyersMike Keenan
1984Edmonton OilersGlen SatherNew York IslandersAl Arbour



Oilers had tougher compition for the cup

1979Montreal CanadiensScotty BowmanNew York RangersFred Shero1978Montreal CanadiensScotty BowmanBoston BruinsDon Cherry1977Montreal CanadiensScotty BowmanBoston BruinsDon Cherry1976Montreal CanadiensScotty BowmanPhiladelphia FlyersFred Shero

I am not old enough to use the Canadian as an example--but look at the players they had on thier team

I think if you could ice the teams at their prime and with best lineups

MOntreal would win, oilers would come in second and NYI third

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03-19-2007, 01:10 PM
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ummm...yeah ok.....and the habs of 76-77 were nuttin

Montreal Canadiens 80 60 8 12 132 387 171 764

thats a bad team
That team was like a HOF fantasy team. IMHO probably the best ever.

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03-19-2007, 01:26 PM
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Didn't the Oilers essentially, in a span of 12 years, win 6 cups and go to a total of 8 finals? Yes, I am counting the NYR cup as an Oilers cup and the 93 Kings as an Oilers product. No other "team" has the longevity of greatness that the Oilers basically did.
Except for Montreal who went to all 10 finals from 1951 to 1960 and won 6 cups.

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03-19-2007, 03:44 PM
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Except for Montreal who went to all 10 finals from 1951 to 1960 and won 6 cups.
Now how did I forget about those guys?

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I just say I don't think it's possible for any of the post-expansion teams to ever be in the same league as teams in the original 6. The concentration of talent there is just too strong.
I don't like the argument since the original 6 was exclusively Canadians and the new NHL excludes inferior players of all nationalities.

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sorry but you'd have to pass through the habs, leafs, oilers, etc. Each had very powerful teams for LONG stretches.

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I'm really suprised this was started by an Islanders fan...

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70's Habs.

Offensive, defense, goaltending, special teams, coaching. They had it all from top to bottom. After that the Oilers (defense not quite as good) then the Islanders (also had everything, just not quite as much as the Habs). Oilers/Islanders are a toss up. Can't comment on teams pre-1970.

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Not that the Habs need anymore defenders, but here's a few more nuggets to consider.

1. Goal differential. + 216 in 76-77. That is an incredible statistic when you consider that in spite of Edmonton scoring 446 goals in 83-84 their differential was only +132. And Montreal scored 387 that season. 59 goals less than the Oil.

2. Someone mentioned how they could beat you with defence or offense which is true, but also remember this is essentially the same team that ended the reign of the Broad Street Bullies. So they were tough too and physical intimidation did not affect them at all.

3. Just for interest sake the Habs also won all their exhibition games that year.

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I'm really suprised this was started by an Islanders fan...
Just as surprising that a Ranger fan would scoff at the idea.

"Best hockey team ever easily"? Hardly.

Best hockey team ever? Very debatable.

But to suggest that those great Isles teams are not in the conversation is blissful ignorance and/or denial.

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Just for interest sake the Habs also won all their exhibition games that year.
Greatest single team and season in my lifetime. I could care less about the born-in-the-90s types baselessly whine about the lack of competition back then. Losing eight games over an entire NHL schedule is absolutely ridiculous. I recall NYI taking one game vs. the Habs in their playoff series that spring. It was truly a moral victory, a notable feat.


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