A list of the greatest Edmonton Oilers of all time. During the 1980s, the Edmonton Oilers were as dominant of a team that the NHL has ever seen. With young talent that featured some of the game's greatest players, the Oilers were powerhouse that featured icons and thus, the result was a number of Stanley Cups. Though nestled north of the border, the Oilers are name synonymous with long time hockey fans. This is likely due to the success of those 1980s teams, which include two of the greatest players in hockey history in Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier. Those Oiler teams were unstoppable, along with a slew of other top young talent, the Oilers won five Stanley Cups between 1983-84 and 1989-90.Who are the best Edmonton Oilers of all time? That's up to you to decide. With some of the greatest players to play hockey, it's not surprising that many of the names you see on this list are famous.