NHL History: Top 5 Best Single Season Performances of the Last 5 Decades

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NHL History: Top 5 Best Single Season Performances of the Last 5 Decades
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In the last five decades of hockey (1960s-2000s), there have been a lot of changes to the game and the way it is played.  Fortunately, there has been no lack of flair for the dramatic and no shortage of dazzling performances.  

As we look through the history of the game's offensive output, it has been inconsistent, yet cherished as the sport's major thrill.  Whether setting records or leading the charge with relatively modest numbers, the NHL’s most prolific players have engineered dominating performances in any given season. 

When comparing an individual’s season, everything is debatable and to some extent circumstantial.   There is no true way to determine who has had a better year than another. 

In this Top Five, let’s break down what separates certain achievements from the pack.  This is a look at the most memorable performances by an individual during a given year of hockey in the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s.  Enjoy.

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