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Edmonton Oilers 1983-84 to 1989-90
"Within five years Edmonton will have the Stanley Cup." - Oiler owner Peter Pocklington in 1979. The response he got was mainly laughter, but Pocklinton's prediction came true.
"We haven't won four or five in a row, but I would think we had the start of a dynasty. If we continue to be dedicated, with the players and organization we have, there's no reason why we can't be a dynasty." - Paul Coffey in 1984.
"He's the best. There should be a league rule that he has to be passed around from team to team every year." - Bruins coach Terry O'Reilly, referring to Wayne Gretzky.
"It's sweeter this time. When you're the biggest team on the block, people want to beat you." - Paul Coffey.
Tid Bits
The 1983-84 squad averaged 5.58 goals per game, an NHL record.
The 1983-84 and 1985-86 Oilers included three 50-goal scorers and four 100-point players, both league records.
The Oilers, known for their incredible offensive output, were also an effective defensive unit. In the 1988 Final, they surrendered just nine goals as they swept the Bruins in four games to win their fourth Stanley Cup in five years. In three of the four games the Bruins managed fewer than 20 shots on goal.
In the 1988 Final, the Oilers got an extra home game, after a power failure at the Boston Garden forced the cancellation of Game 4.
A year after trading for Wayne Gretzky in 1978, the Oilers dominated the NHL draft. In 1979, they selected future stars Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier, and Glenn Anderson, and in 1980, they chose Paul Coffey, Jari Kurri, and Andy Moog.

Stanley Cups: 5

Stanley Cup Finals Record: 20-6

Regular Season Winning %: .648

Regular Season 1st-Place Finishes: 4

Individual Trophy Winners: 19

Individuals Selected To All-Star Teams: 16

Hockey Hall of Fame Members: (7)
Glenn Anderson, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, Glen Sather

Players On All 5 Stanley Cup Winners: (7)
Glenn Anderson, Grant Fuhr, Randy Gregg, Charlie Huddy, Jari Kurri, Kevin Lowe, Mark Messier

Key Team Records:

Most Wins: 57 (1983-84)
Most Points: 119 (1983-84 & 1985-86)
Most Goals: 446 (1983-84 - NHL record)

Key Individual Records:

Most Assists: 163 (Wayne Gretzky in 1986-86 - NHL record)
Most Points: 215 (Wayne Gretzky in 1986-86 - NHL record)

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