Preview of 2015 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

2015 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

2015 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

Here is a little description of each team in the tourney:

  1. ’84-’85 Quebec Nordiques (41-30-9, 91 points (2nd in Adams Division), Lost in Conference Finals)
  2. ’81-’82 Quebec Nordiques (33-31-16, 82 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Conference Finals)
  3. ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques (42-28-10, 94 points (3rd in Adams Division), Lost in Division Finals)
  4. ’86-’87 Quebec Nordiques (31-39-10, 72 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Division Finals)
  5. ’94-’95 Quebec Nordiques (30-13-5, 65 points (1st in Northeast Division), Lost in Conference Quarterfinals)
  6. ’85-’86 Quebec Nordiques (43-31-6, 92 points (1st in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)
  7. ’92-’93 Quebec Nordiques (47-27-10, 104 points (2nd in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)
  8. ’82-’83 Quebec Nordiques (34-34-12, 80 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)

There is some serious talent on these teams and this probably the first of the qualifying tournament’s that I have looked forward to. The ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques represented the extinct franchise in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They were the #33 seed and were swept in the 2nd Round by the top-seeded and eventual champion ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens. They swept the 32nd-seeded ’37-’38 New York Americans in the 1st Round of the UNP.

Players to Watch:

  • The Stastny Brothers – Anton, Marian and Peter are central figures of the Nordiques franchise during the 1980s.
  • LW – Michel Goulet – The Hall of Famer spent 10+ seasons with the Nordiques, including four seasons where he posted 100+ points. He finished with a career high 121 points in the ’83-’84 season.
  • C – Joe Sakic – A legend of the game and a Hall of Famer is most known as a member of the Cup champion Avalanche, but was a true superstar for the Nordiques after his rookie season of ’88-’89.

The tournament begins tomorrow! The 1st Round will carry over into Thursday and the Semifinal will take place on Friday with the Final on Monday.

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