I've always been curious about this but never really discussed it much. What's the deal with the 1992-93 season and its ridiculous offensive totals for star players? I know Lemieux only topped out at 160, which was low for a league leader in the past decade, but besides that, it seems every star player had a career season. I mean, Lafontaine with 148? Oates with 142? Gilmour and Turgeon with 127+? Selanne and Mogilny at a goal per game? These players, and many others, never approached the numbers they posted in 1992-93 again. You can go through the top-10 scorers in all seasons from 79-80 to 93-94, and like clockwork, by the time you get to 10th, you're looking at guys with 95-105 points. However, within that same period, like a sore thumb, there's 92-93, where the 10th leading scorer had 123 points and 20 in total had 100 or more. Now, it would be easy to say "well, special person, it was just a very high scoring season. Everyone's totals were inflated". Except that it wasn't really a high scoring season as a whole. The average GPG was 3.63, lower than the league average of 3.71 during this 15-year period. It's only the 11th-highest scoring season of those 15 years. From '81 through '86, for example, the league never had a GPG average under 3.86. Where were all the high totals then? Can anyone offer an explanation as to what caused this statistical phenomenon?