Preview of 2016 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

2016 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

2016 Quebec Nordiques Qualifying Tournament

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

  1. ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques (42-28-10, 94 points (3rd in Adams Division), Lost in Division Finals)
  2. ’94-’95 Quebec Nordiques (30-13-5, 65 points (1st in Northeast Division), Lost in Conference Quarterfinals)
  3. ’84-’85 Quebec Nordiques (41-30-9, 91 points (2nd in Adams Division), Lost in Conference Finals)
  4. ’85-’86 Quebec Nordiques (43-31-6, 92 points (1st in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)
  5. ’92-’93 Quebec Nordiques (47-27-10, 104 points (2nd in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)
  6. ’81-’82 Quebec Nordiques (33-31-16, 82 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Conference Finals)
  7. ’82-’83 Quebec Nordiques (34-34-12, 80 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Division Semifinals)
  8. ’80-’81 Quebec Nordiques (30-32-18, 78 points (4th in Adams Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)

The Nordiques franchise has had two different representatives in the first two Ultimate NHL Playoffs. In the inaugural UNP, the ’83-’84 Nordiques were the 33rd seed and got bounced out in the Second Round by the top-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens after an easy First Round victory. Then, in the Second Annual UNP, it was the ’84-’85 Nordiques who represented the franchise as the 34th seed and were eliminated by the 31st-seeded ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets, who were the highest-scoring offense in the tournament.

Players to Watch:

  • The Stastny Brothers – Anton, Marian and Peter were central figures of the Nordiques franchise during the 1980s and not just for their outstanding performances on the ice.
  • 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 results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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