I think these Oilers are the best team in hockey history (non National teams). Loaded with HoF, and players putting up #s that will almost never be touched again...especially Gretzky's numbers. This is over an 80 game schedule where they went 57-18-5, plus playoff games....far more grueling than a 17 game schedule (including playoffs) over a longer time period.
Set single-season record for goals with 446, including 87 from Wayne Gretzky, 54 from Glenn Anderson, 52 from Jari Kurri, 40 from defenseman Paul Coffey and 37 from Mark Messier. Ended the Islanders’ run of four consecutive championships with a five-game victory in the Stanley Cup finals. Skated teams into submission with a fast-paced and relentless offense that also was the staple of Oilers championship teams in 1985, ’87, ’88 and 1990. Went on a 15-4 playoff run against Winnipeg, Calgary, Minnesota and the Islanders, outscoring those teams 94-56. Gretzky (13) and Kurri (14) combined for 27 playoff goals. Gretzky had second of four 200-point seasons. Three other members of the team also had more than 100 points — Coffey (126), Kurri (113) and Messier (101)
but that's just me (as per the only pick for the Oilers)