"1994/95: After taking a step backward the Nordiques trade budding star Mat Sundin to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Wendel Clark and Sylvain Lefebrve in a move to add veteran experience and toughness to the young team. In addition the Nords would name Marc Crawford as the teams new Coach. However, weather it would work or not was put on hold as the NHL endured a 4-month lockout. When the season started the Nordiques were clearly one of the strongest teams as the finished with a 30-13-5 record that was the best record in the Eastern Conference. Helping to lead the way is Peter Forsberg who captures the Calder Trophy in a successful rookie season that saw him score 50 points in 47 games. However, as the playoffs began the very future of the Nordiques was in doubt as owner Marcel Aubut announced he needed a bail out from the Provincial Government to keep the team operating in Quebec for the following season. With rumors of a move floating over their heads the Nordiques would stumble in the playoffs losing in 6 games to the New York Rangers. The troubles were too much for Aubut to overcome, as the bail out was not approved and he was forced to sell the team to investors in Denver, who moved the team to Colorado. Once in Colorado the team would change its name to Avalanche and would go on to win the Stanley Cup in their first season in the Rocky Mountains. Gone but not forgotten fans in Quebec celebrated almost as if they were still the Nordiques."