QUEBEC NORDIQUES

QUEBEC NORDIQUES

Post by PHILIPPE BEDA » Fri, 20 Jan 1995 12:35:18


Hello ! I would like to know what you think about the chances of the
Nords for this short season ? Will they do it to the Stanley Cup, or
will they ***again ? In that case, who'll be to blame : the coach
or the - lazy - players ?

According to me, that team has a lot of talented players, but they're
heartless, so, once again, it'll be a dull season for their fans...

This is my personal opinion : what about yours ?

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Bo » Sat, 21 Jan 1995 15:31:23

: The Nords should be comfortably in the top 4 seeds in the Conference
: this year.  Here's why:

Hahahah

: 1)  Coaching change.  The players will play for Marc Crawford.  They
:     did not for Pierre Page
: 2)  Easy Schedule.  Ottawa, Hartford, and Florida 4 times each.  That's
:     25% of the season taken care of, and less than 18 points out of
:     those games would be a disappointment for any team.  Further, no
:     road trips longer than 4 games.

 The senators will be a little harder with Beaupre in net.  And Florida
plays in the tough Atlantic so they will be happy to see the Nords..

: 3)  Deeper at wing.  Nolan is healthy and motivated (see #1 above),
:     Clark and Deadmarsh are solid additions.  Add Young, Kamensky,
:     and any of the remaining ones to the mix, and the Nords have 3
:     solid lines of wingers.  If any of these players falter,
:     Dwayne Norris, Rene Corbet, Bob Bassen, Claude Lapointe, Martin
:     Rucinsky, Andre Kovalenko, and Iain Fraser can all step in and
:     be capable second or third line players.
: 4)  Great centers.  Sakic, Ricci, and Forsberg should all be capable of
:     at least a point a game.  How many teams in the league get 1 ppg
:     out of their 3rd line center?
:
  -Great-  Heck even the Flyers come closer to that term.. Lindros Recchi
& MacTavish...

 5)  Improved team defense.  Last year, the Nords lacked a leader for
:     their defense corps.  This year, they have Lefebvre and Krupp to
:     throw into the usual mix of Gusarov, Wolanin, Leschyshyn, and
:     Foote/Finn/Karpa.  None of these players is exactly outstanding,
:     but man for man, I believe they're as good as the Leafs defense
:     of the past few years, and that crew is among the best in the NHL.
: 6)  Leadership.  Clark, Krupp, Lefebvre.  These players should be able
:     to light a fire under the rest of the team.

: The Nords only potential weakness is their goaltending.  I personally

The Nords potential weakness is Boston, Habs, Pitt, & Sabers.

Tune in on Sat!!!!!!

Bill

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Post by Alex A Godda » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 00:51:52

: <deleted drivle-re: Quebec's "great" centres...>
:   -Great-  Heck even the Flyers come closer to that term.. Lindros Recchi
: & MacTavish...

Your argument may make some sense if Recchi were a centre, but he isn't.  
The Sabres (Lafontaine & Hawerchuck) and Wings (Fedorov & Yzerman)
*smoke* every other team in the NHL at centre.

Alex

 
 
 

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Post by bouc.. » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 04:29:59



|> : <deleted drivle-re: Quebec's "great" centres...>
|> :   -Great-  Heck even the Flyers come closer to that term.. Lindros Recchi
|> : & MacTavish...
|>
|> Your argument may make some sense if Recchi were a centre, but he isn't.  
|> The Sabres (Lafontaine & Hawerchuck) and Wings (Fedorov & Yzerman)
|> *smoke* every other team in the NHL at centre.

You must admit Calgary is impressive though:

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Post by Stephane Apaback » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 07:40:16



: |>
: |>
: |> : The Nords should be comfortably in the top 4 seeds in the Conference
: |> : this year.  Here's why:
: |>
: |> Hahahah

: OK. I *have* to respond to this.

   Don't worry... I think most people would agree with you. I think the
Nords will have a solid shot at the divisional crown which would give
them at worst the 2nd seed in the East. If they get any semblence of decent
goaltending... yikes. And I'm a Habs fan!

: |> Bill

: Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Bjarni Gautas » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 08:59:30


Quote:


> : <deleted drivle-re: Quebec's "great" centres...>
> :   -Great-  Heck even the Flyers come closer to that term.. Lindros Recchi
> : & MacTavish...

> Your argument may make some sense if Recchi were a centre, but he isn't.  

> Alex

--- and although MacT is (was?) a great player he's not going to get a ppg.
Happy trails
Bjarni
 
 
 

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Post by David Ro » Sun, 22 Jan 1995 00:00:22


|>
|>
|> : The Nords should be comfortably in the top 4 seeds in the Conference
|> : this year.  Here's why:
|>
|> Hahahah

OK. I *have* to respond to this.  New Jersey and the Rangers should
probably wind up with better records than Quebec.  Montreal is strong
in goal, solid on defense, but after Muller and Damphousse is weak in
the scoring dept.  Buffalo has a core of below average defen***
and Lafontaine is questionable for the start of the year.
The Isles, Boston, and the Pens all have big problems in goal, while
the Caps are weak up front and your beloved Flyers also have
questionable goaltending and the most laughable defense of any of
the supposed Stanley Cup contenders.  Hartford, Ottawa, Florida and
Tampa can't even be considered for the top spots.  What is so funny
about my prediction?

|> : 2)  Easy Schedule.  Ottawa, Hartford, and Florida 4 times each.
|>  The senators will be a little harder with Beaupre in net.  And Florida
|> plays in the tough Atlantic so they will be happy to see the Nords..

Neither of the above teams can be expected to score more than 2.5 goals
a game.  The Nords have a potent and balanced offense.  I didn't mention
Tampa Bay in the above list, either.

|> : 4)  Great centers.  Sakic, Ricci, and Forsberg should all be capable of
|> :     at least a point a game.  How many teams in the league get 1 ppg
|> :     out of their 3rd line center?
|> :
|>   -Great-  Heck even the Flyers come closer to that term.. Lindros Recchi
|> & MacTavish...

Craig MacTavish a great center?  "Eric Lindros", "Mark Recchi", "Craig
MacTavish", "80 point man".  One of these things just doesn't belong here.
One of these things just isn't the same...
Philly's top *two* might be better, but their top *three* don't measure
up.  The only teams with a group of three centers better than Quebec's
are Detroit with Yzerman, Federov, and Primeau, and probably Toronto
with Gilmour, Sundin, and Ridley.  You might have a case with Lindros,
Recchi, and Brind'amour, but Recchi would be a winger in that scheme.

|> : The Nords only potential weakness is their goaltending.
|>  
|> The Nords potential weakness is Boston, Habs, Pitt, & Sabers.
|> Tune in on Sat!!!!!!

Their potential weaknesses are the Rangers, the Devils, and Patrick Roy.  
Buf, Bos, Pit, Phi, NYI all have major weaknesses in one area, and
not enough strength in the others to make up for it.  Quebec may give
up one bad goal a game, but with three lines that can score, they will
still win many more than they lose.

|> Bill

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Glov » Sat, 21 Jan 1995 16:03:10

Quote:

>Hello ! I would like to know what you think about the chances of the
>Nords for this short season ? Will they do it to the Stanley Cup, or
>will they ***again ? In that case, who'll be to blame : the coach
>or the - lazy - players ?

>According to me, that team has a lot of talented players, but they're
>heartless, so, once again, it'll be a dull season for their fans...

>This is my personal opinion : what about yours ?

Well they've got nice offensive depth, apparently they're gonna start
out playing Clark with Sakic, Forsberg with Nolan, and Kamensky with Ricci,
with other wingers filling out those lines.  Doesn't sound too bad.
Lefebvre will be a great addition to the blueline corps.  But they need
better goaltending, and their defense may be short on depth.

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Post by yesg » Mon, 23 Jan 1995 13:41:14


: The Nordiques have an extremely promising young team.  The trade for
: Clark and Lefebvre will help them immensely.  With Nolan back for injury
: and Forsberg in the lineup the Nordiques will have a potent offense that
: should make up for their lack of blue line depth.  I expect to see a big
: year from Fiset.  He is a good young goalie who is ready for a break out
: year. Prediction: Third in the East with Crawford winning the Adams.  
: Unfortunately Wendel will have to watch his buddies in T.O. hoist the cup
: against his teams in June.

        Crawford is also an excellent young coach who'll know how to
handle the youngsters on the team. They will make the play-offs if
everyone remains relatively healthy.


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Post by Patrick Dunph » Wed, 25 Jan 1995 06:06:25

Quote:

> Hello ! I would like to know what you think about the chances of the
> Nords for this short season ? Will they do it to the Stanley Cup, or
> will they ***again ? In that case, who'll be to blame : the coach
> or the - lazy - players ?

> According to me, that team has a lot of talented players, but they're
> heartless, so, once again, it'll be a dull season for their fans...

> This is my personal opinion : what about yours ?

I believe the Nords have tremendous promise for this season. They have a
steady stay at home defense now after picking up Krupp and Lefevbe. The
defensive system will work wonderfully with Fiset or Thibeault in the
net they won't have to stand on their heads night after night.  The trade
with Toronto over the summer I believe will work really well. You say the
Nords are heartless but I can't see how when they have the likes of
Wendel Clark in the line-up!  I believe the Nords should challenge for
the conference. Now I may be expecting a little too much but I believe
Crow can do it! (Marc Crawford for those of you wondering who Crow is)
Now everyone will see how great a coach our former Baby leafs coach was.

Patrick Dunphy

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Co » Wed, 25 Jan 1995 06:58:53


Quote:

> Hello ! I would like to know what you think about the chances of the
> Nords for this short season ? Will they do it to the Stanley Cup, or
> will they ***again ? In that case, who'll be to blame : the coach
> or the - lazy - players ?

> According to me, that team has a lot of talented players, but they're
> heartless, so, once again, it'll be a dull season for their fans...

> This is my personal opinion : what about yours ?

Well, they may have been heartless, but the addition of Adam Deadmarsh
should take care of that.  The guy loves the game with a passion I have
yet to see from anyone else in the NHL.  He'll put his heart into it every
night and he'll infect his teammates with the same bug.  I guarantee it.

--
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Post by Robert Trif » Sat, 28 Jan 1995 01:38:00


QUEBEC NORDIQUES saying:


P>> Hello ! I would like to know what you think about the chances of the
P>> Nords for this short season ? Will they do it to the Stanley Cup, or
P>> will they ***again ? In that case, who'll be to blame : the coach
P>> or the - lazy - players ?
P>>  
P>> According to me, that team has a lot of talented players, but
P>> they're heartless, so, once again, it'll be a dull season for their
P>> fans...  
P>> This is my personal opinion : what about yours ?

I like the Nords this year. Good acquisitions, playing solidly so far.
Definitely will make the play-offs. 3rd or 4th in their division
depending less on their own ability and more on Neely's health and the
Pens ability to play without Mario (seemingly not a problem so far).
Heart? No problem.

I think they'll make it to the quarter-finals. After that - it is tough
sledding.

My bet is Montreal fails to qualify for the play-offs, sending a swarm
of pissed Habs fans to make some demonstration of discontnent - which
Habs mgmt deserves in spades.

.Robert