The Best Player In the NHl today is Sidney Crosbythe best oldtimer was Wayne gretzky
The best player to score with in NHL 11 is most likely Steven Stamkos.
The 1995-1996 Detroit Red Wings hold the best record in NHL history at 62-13-7 Sorry, but that's largely inaccurate. Detroit hold the record for most wins in one season (62), but a team's record is determined by total points in the standings, including those gained in ties. That Red Wing team are 2nd by that standard, their 131 points just one behind the 132 rolled up by Montreal Canadiens in 1976-77. However, the NHL season has varied in length through the league's history, and obviously more games played allows a team to accrue more wins and more points. In the more meaningful terms of winning percentage, the '95-96 Wings rank 6th, with a .799 mark. Boston Bruins hold the all-time NHL standard, their 38-5-1 record in a 44-game season giving them a .875 winning percentage. Canadiens rank 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th on the list -- 38-5-7 in 1943-44, .830; 60-8-12 in 1976-77, .825; 59-10-11 in 1977-78, .806; 38-8-4 in 1944-45, .800; and 58-11-11 in 1975-76, .794.