With Paul Stastny's early season brilliance, I knew I had to hurry up and get his father, Peter Stastny, profiled.
Of course Peter Stastny is one of hockey's all time greats, and it is long overdue that he is profiled here at Greatest Hockey Legends.com. But I decided to take it a step further, and dedicate a whole new wing to the Legends of the Quebec Nordiques.
While I'll need to add quite a few Nords greats to make the wing complete, the three guys I always associate with the team, Peter Stastny, Dale Hunter, and Michel Goulet, are all profiled. I also have Marian Stastny featured, but I need to work on Anton Stastny to complete the Stastny hat trick.
Others featured are Normand Rochefort, Wilf Paiement, Tony McKegney, Gaetan Duchesne, and WHA star Real "Buddy" Cloutier.
If you give me some time, I hope to have NHL stars like Dan Bouchard, Mario Gosselin, Steven Finn, Paul Gillis, Randy Moller and WHA stars like Serge Bernier, Chris Bordeleau, Marc Tardif and J.C. Tremblay.
Most of the Nordiques profiles have existed on this site for some time, listed under "Other Notable Teams." Also listed under "other" are three teams that may be of interest to Nordiques fans: the Quebec Aces (Jean Beliveau, Herbie Carnegie profiled), the Quebec Bulldogs (Phantom Joe Malone) and the Colorado Avalanche (Craig Billington, Ray Bourque, Claude Lemieux, and Patrick Roy)
Haha, I've been fooling around the last few days with the game NHL94 on my Super Nintendo emulator.......I'm in the Stanley Cup Finals up against Quebec, and it made me think how incredibly deep a team the Nords were back in the early '90s. We're talking Sakic, Sundin, Nolan...plus all the guys they got for Lindros (Duchesne, Hextall, Ricci)....with a team loaded with young talent like that, it was just a matter of a few years' time before they started making splashes in the playoffs.
People always make the terrible mistake by claiming that the Avalanche did it all after 1 year. Sure, they went out and got Patrick Roy and Claude Lemieux AFTER relocating...but that '96 Cup victory was a direct result of a good 5-6 years of development and hard work on the part of the Nordiques.
Peter Stastny was an amazing player... incredible.
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