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Mike8 01-08-2004 04:00 AM

Any Nordiques fans here?
 
If there are, was hoping some of you could help me on a couple Nordiques players from the '80s. Particularly the following:

Normand Rochefort - I remember him being a stalwart defensive defenseman, who was grossly underrated, but was he good enough to be a top pairing guy? Wasn't he in the All Star game a few times too?

Jeff Brown - excellent offensively, but soft defensively -- was he good enough to be a legit number two defenseman?


Hab fans are free to respond if you remember these two as well. Any help would be appreciated.

Darz 01-08-2004 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike8
Jeff Brown - excellent offensively, but soft defensively -- was he good enough to be a legit number two defenseman?

Jeff Brown was definately a legit top two defenseman in the '80's and early '90 style of hockey. He was great on the PP and very smart offensively. It's no coincidence imo, that Jeff Brown became more a depth man when the NHL turned into a more defensive league in the mid 90's. He was definately not a strong defensive defenseman.

gunnerdom 01-08-2004 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike8
If there are, was hoping some of you could help me on a couple Nordiques players from the '80s. Particularly the following:

Normand Rochefort - I remember him being a stalwart defensive defenseman, who was grossly underrated, but was he good enough to be a top pairing guy? Wasn't he in the All Star game a few times too?

Jeff Brown - excellent offensively, but soft defensively -- was he good enough to be a legit number two defenseman?


Hab fans are free to respond if you remember these two as well. Any help would be appreciated.

Didnt Rochefort have that big black mustache? I remember them... oh how I hated them !

skidboot 01-08-2004 05:17 AM

I can remember Rochefort representing Canada in 87? I think it was 87.

The Rendezvous Tourney.


Excellent defender. He could log lots of minutes and was always on the ice vs the oppositions top forwards.



Brown could run a PP. Had a real good feel for the Offensive part of the game but as would said, was not the greatest defender.



I can remember Stastny scoring that goal and wanting to jump through the TV to strangle him.

Haddock 01-08-2004 06:27 AM

I'm a huge Nordiques fan, hence the name.
Rochefort was a good all-around defenseman but he wasn't really a physical presence on the ice. He had a good run and he's still playing hockey in the crazy semi-pro league in Québec.
I agree with Darz about Brown.

By the way I'm new here so HI!

Mike8 01-08-2004 06:37 AM

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Originally Posted by NordiquesFan
I'm a huge Nordiques fan, hence the name.
Rochefort was a good all-around defenseman but he wasn't really a physical presence on the ice. He had a good run and he's still playing hockey in the crazy semi-pro league in Québec.
I agree with Darz about Brown.

By the way I'm new here so HI!

Welcome aboard! :)

Team_Spirit 01-08-2004 06:40 AM

Joe Sakic rules

e-e 01-08-2004 07:57 AM

who the hell wore the #26...i cannot remeber...anybody?

Cariboux 01-08-2004 08:39 AM

I was a big fan of the Nordiques and they're gone :cry:

I remember Jeff Brown while he was playing for St-Louis in NHL 94 he has a tremendous shot power ;)

Raskolnikov76 01-08-2004 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by e-e
who the hell wore the #26...i cannot remeber...anybody?

Are you kidding??

How can you forget Petr Stastny!

e-e 01-08-2004 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Raskolnikov76
Are you kidding??

How can you forget Petr Stastny!

i was just kidding ;)

e-e 01-08-2004 09:13 AM

in fact he is petEr stastny :teach:

Tony Twist 01-08-2004 10:15 AM

Peter Stastny was the second player besides Wayne Gretzky to have registered most points during the 80's.This guy had so much heart I remember against the Hartford Whalers in april 1987 he carried the whole team on his shoulder, what a leader !

Peter Forsberg is the one closest to # 26 now playing in the NHL.

The best fighter the Nordiques ever had : Tony Twist !

I remember when we got in from St-Louis the team was dreadful apart from Joe Sakic so we had a little fan club for Tony for each fight he was involving in we had a group cheering : "Twiste y la face" lol

Darrin Kimble and Gord Donnelly weren't too bad either !

Am I the only missing the rivalry between Mtl and Qc ?

Mario Gosselin rules ! :handclap:

Darz 01-08-2004 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by NordiquesFan

By the way I'm new here so HI!

Welcome aboard!!

Guy! 01-08-2004 10:47 AM

As I recall, Brown was a very good puck mover and, in the 80's at least, could very well have been a number two guy on some teams. Once the league turned defensive, however, he could never have been anything more than a specialist or a depth guy. I used to love him on the ice when the Habs had the puck because you usually had a good scoring chance.

Rochefort was more a 3,4 guy, I think. He was your solid defender that made few mistakes, but didn't have enough...je ne sais quoi... to make it into a top pairing.

Than again, with the years quickly flowing along, it gets harder and harder to remember. *sigh* I *hated* the Nordiques - now I miss them greatly.

Would all you old 'Diques fans please contact the City of Quebec and tell them to get in on the bidding for the Penguins for after the CBA??? Please? I mean, I like Winnipeg, but Quebec deserve their team back far more.

ACF

Guy! 01-08-2004 12:02 PM

As I recall, Brown was a very good puck mover and, in the 80's at least, could very well have been a number two guy on some teams. Once the league turned defensive, however, he could never have been anything more than a specialist or a depth guy. I used to love him on the ice when the Habs had the puck because you usually had a good scoring chance.

Rochefort was more a 3,4 guy, I think. He was your solid defender that made few mistakes, but didn't have enough...je ne sais quoi... to make it into a top pairing.

Than again, with the years quickly flowing along, it gets harder and harder to remember. *sigh* I *hated* the Nordiques - now I miss them greatly.

Would all you old 'Diques fans please contact the City of Quebec and tell them to get in on the bidding for the Penguins for after the CBA??? Please? I mean, I like Winnipeg, but Quebec deserve their team back far more.

ACF

Darz 01-09-2004 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Guy!

Would all you old 'Diques fans please contact the City of Quebec and tell them to get in on the bidding for the Penguins for after the CBA??? Please? I mean, I like Winnipeg, but Quebec deserve their team back far more.

I don't know if I agree that Quebec City deserves their team back MORE than Winnipeg, but I will say BOTH cities deserve their teams back!!!

Guy! 01-09-2004 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Darz
I don't know if I agree that Quebec City deserves their team back MORE than Winnipeg, but I will say BOTH cities deserve their teams back!!!

I think somewhere on here someone did the attendance numbers and in the last few years of each franchise they were going in opposite directions. The Jets down and the Diques up - and the Diques were slowly becoming the worst team in hockey.

Heck, the then mayor of Winterpeg even stated they were an AHL city and not really NHL-quality.

But you're right, we'll take the Pens for Quebec and the Panthers for Winterpeg. Have more fans wantching the game then.

ACF

Corey 01-09-2004 07:02 AM

The Lightning are also getting desperate for increased attendance and are offering promotional packages.


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