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I wonder if we'll see any NHL offensive records broken anytime soon. I recall a few years ago Gretzky thought Sidney Crosby might threaten his records someday, 4 years into Sid's career and I'm totally unconvinced.

Most goals, one season: Wayne Gretzky, 92 (1981–1982)

Most assists, one season: Wayne Gretzky, 163 (1985–86)

Most assists, one game: Billy Taylor (March 16, 1947), Wayne Gretzky (three occasions: February 15, 1980; December 11, 1985; February 14, 1986), all tied with 7.

Most points, one season: Wayne Gretzky, 215 (1985–86)

Most points, one game: Daryl Sittler, 10 (Feb. 7, 1976)

Best ± rating, season: Bobby Orr, +124 (1970–71)

Best ± rating, game: Tom Bladon, +10 (11 December 1977 against the Cleveland Barons)

Most power-play goals, one season for a defenceman: Sheldon Souray, 19 (2006–2007)

Most shorthanded goals, one season: Mario Lemieux, 13, 1988–89

Most shorthanded goals, rookie: Jordan Staal, 7, 2006–07

Most two-man shorthanded goals, career: Mike Richards, 3

Longest consecutive goal-scoring streak by a defenceman: Mike Green, 8 games (2008–09)

Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a defenceman: Paul Coffey, 28 games (1985–86)

Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a rookie: Paul Stastny, 20 games (2006–07)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Natio...dividual)#Goals

MOST POINTS BY A DEFENSEMAN, SINGLE SEASON: BOBBY ORR, 139 (1970-71)

MOST GOALS BY A ROOKIE: SELANNE, 76 (1992-93)

MOST GOALS IN A GAME: JOE MALONE, 7 (January 31, 1920)

MOST GOALS SCORED BY A TEAM, SINGLE SEASON: EDMONTON, 446 (1983-84)

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FC..._30/ai_80678769

It should be pointed out that:

Between 1968 and 1979, the NHL expanded from 6 to 21 teams, and it played alongside the rival WHA. In the mid-1970s, there were more than 30 professional hockey teams in North America, resulting in talent dilution never seen before or since. This ushered in the era of higher-offense, as the NHL goal-scoring rate climbed throughout the 1970s. As AHL and IHL players began flooding the expanded NHL and WHA, their offense began to track those leagues, climbing at the same rates throughout the decade.

Goal-scoring reached its peak in the NHL at 4.01 goals per game in 1982 and held steady for several years. Nearly every modern offensive record was set during this time, including Wayne Gretzky’s 92 goal season and 200-point seasons by both Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. The AHL and IHL became almost exclusively farm systems for the NHL, and their offensive levels began to track the NHL’s more closely.

And then everything changed…After a long period of relative stability, the NHL expanded again, this time from 21 to 30 teams. The composition of the NHL changed, going from 85% Canadian players to just 50% in under a decade as European players entered the league en masse. New defensive systems and rules that turned a blind eye to obstruction pushed the game into an offensive decline. Offense reached a low of 2.64 goals per game in 1998 and has stayed within 5% of that mark since then. The AHL and the IHL (until it folded in 2001) continued to closely track NHL offensive levels.

http://www.behindthenet.ca/offense.html

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It turned out there were some offensive records from the current era.

At this rate though, nobody will come close to the 200 point seasons of Gretzky and Lemieux, I wonder if Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin will ever reach 150 points. Maybe after they hit UFA at 27, they'll sign with teams where they can have real scoring wingers.

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Records are misleading because of the eras they existed in. Gretzky doesn't get as many points in todays NHL as he did in his time.

He still wins the Art Ross trophy to first order, and by a mile.

215 points when the league average is 4 ppg means ~160 points when the league average is 3 ppg.

The Art Ross winners are typically getting 115 points recently. So he's doing like 40% better which is massive.

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He still wins the Art Ross trophy to first order, and by a mile.

215 points when the league average is 4 ppg means ~160 points when the league average is 3 ppg.

The Art Ross winners are typically getting 115 points recently. So he's doing like 40% better which is massive.

But see thats more attainable and I bet in his prime Malkin comes close to if not beats that.

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Don't lose faith in Crosby so fast, He's still young, and who knows when he is going to show his best games. Although, he and Malkin are greedy sons o' guns, having too much money to get good wingers, the difference between both Malkin/Crosby and Gretzky.

Give malkin and crosby a winger like kovalchuck and they'll beat gretzky records.

Kovalchuk-Crosby-Malkin

wow sexy! :lol:

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