End of eras, how many Nords/Jets/Whalers still around

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by blamebettman*, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. This thread is basically to discuss the end of eras, and to maybe make a complete list of just how many guys are still in the NHL that suited up for either the Whalers, Jets, or Nordiques. You might be surprised at just how few remain, and in the next 3-4 years you'll see an even more dramatic decline.

    Another end of era: When Messier retired in 2004, he was the last remaining NHLer to play in the 70's, as well as the last to play in the WHA. Also he might have been the last to wear the old Winn-Well helmet.

    Off the top of my head...last remaining Nords

    Peter Forsberg
    Joe Sakic
    Adam Foote
    Mike Ricci
    Owen Nolan
    Chris Simon
    Aaron Miller
    Jon Klemm
    Mats Sundin

    Jets

    Keith Tkachuk
    Teemu Selanne
    Khabibulin
    Tverdovsky
    Teppo Numinen
    Alexei Zhamnov(is he still around?)
    Shane Doan

    Whalers
    Geoff Sanderson
    Jeff O'Neill
    Glen Wesley
    Sami Kapanen
    Marek Malik

    just for fun, last remaining North Stars

    Mike Modano

    anybody else?

    help me finish out these lists.
     
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  2. Ri hards

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    I think you meant WHA for Messier
     
  3. Seth Lake

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    You can add J-S Giguere to the Whalers lineup.
     
  4. frontsfan2005

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    Quebec Nordiques:

    Martin Rucinsky
    Chris Simon
    Jocelyn Thibault

    Winnipeg Jets:

    Dallas Drake
    Chad Kilger
    Stu Barnes

    Hartford Whalers:

    Sean Burke
    Brendan Shanahan
    J.S. Giguere
    Chris Pronger
    Michael Nylander

    Minnesota North Stars:

    Derian Hatcher
     
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    HAR

    Player -- POS
    =============
    Burke Sean -- G (AHL)
    Cassels Andrew -- C
    Giguere Jean Sebastien -- G
    Holik Bobby -- C
    Kapanen Sami -- RW
    Malik Marek -- D
    Marchment Bryan -- D
    Martins Steve -- C (AHL)
    Nikolishin Andrei -- C (Russia)
    Nylander Michael -- C
    O'Neill Jeff -- RW
    Pratt Nolan -- D
    Primeau Keith -- C
    Pronger Chris -- D
    Sanderson Geoff -- LW
    Shanahan Brendan -- LW
    Wesley Glen -- D


    MIN1

    Player -- POS
    =============
    Hatcher Derian -- D
    Matvichuk Richard -- D
    Miller Kip -- C (AHL)
    Modano Mike -- C
    Simpson Reid -- LW (Russia)


    QUE

    Player -- POS
    =============
    Foote Adam -- D
    Forsberg Peter -- C
    Gelinas Martin -- LW
    Klemm Jon -- D
    Lapointe Claude -- C (Switzerland)
    Lindsay Bill -- LW (Germany)
    Miller Aaron -- D
    Miller Kip -- C (AHL)
    Nolan Owen -- RW
    Ricci Mike -- C
    Rucinsky Martin -- LW
    Sakic Joe -- C
    Simon Chris -- LW
    Sundin Mats -- C
    Thibault Jocelyn -- G


    WIN

    Player -- POS
    ==============
    Barnes Stu -- C
    Doan Shane -- RW
    Doig Jason -- D (Russia)
    Drake Dallas -- LW
    Draper Kris -- C
    Grosek Michal -- LW (Switzerland)
    Khabibulin Nikolai -- G
    Kilger Chad -- C
    Korolev Igor -- RW (Russia)
    Marchment Bryan -- D
    Mironov Boris -- D (Russia)
    Numminen Teppo -- D
    Quint Deron -- D (Germany)
    Selanne Teemu -- RW
    Tkachuk Keith -- LW
    Tverdovsky Oleg -- D
    Ulanov Igor -- D (Russia)
     
  6. ExplosionsintheGine

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    I wish Hartford was still around instead of Carolina...:(
     
  7. Amateur Hour

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    Two more to add to the Quebec list...

    Milan Hejduk and Wade Belak. While neither ever played a game for the Nordiques franchise when it was still in Quebec City, they were part of the team's final draft in 1994 before relocating to Denver. Hejduk was the 87th overall pick, and Belak was the 12th.

    I guess you could always technically add Eric Lindros to the list, seeing as how he was originally a Nordiques pick, but I won't go there... haha
     
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    Also, add Aaron Ward to the list for the Jets, as he was their first round pick (5th overall) in 1991.
     
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    Former Whaler Kent Manderville is playing in Finland now.
     
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    What I would like to see is that we could see some player who has played for Minnesota North Stars and Minnesota Wild. I think there isn't any yet.
     
  11. Beauty eh?

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    What about the Jets still in Winnipeg instead of Phoenix? They never should have left in the first place. Hockey is a failure in Phoenix (not trying to start a flame war here but it's true).
     
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    Derian Hatcher played for the North Stars, Brendan Shanahan played for the Whalers, so did Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Martin Rucinsky played for the nords... I'm missing a lot I think.
     
  13. coyoteshockeyfan

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    Oh, please explain. :shakehead
     
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    Gelinas played for Quebec also didn't he?
     
  15. Beauty eh?

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    Judging by your ":shakehead ", you have no interest in what I have to say anyway, so what the **** is the point of me explaing my point of view to you? I have better things to do with my time, thanks.
     
  16. coyoteshockeyfan

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    Ignorantly bash something without any sort of supporting evidence whatsoever and then run away, nice. For some reason that happens a lot with naysayers of Phoenix (and pretty much every other Southern team for that matter).
     
  17. Blades of Glory

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    Hockey isn't exactly a top attraction in Phoenix, but if you won't take the time to back up your statement, the rest of us will take it as a bunch of ********.

    Most fans would respond with a ":shakehead " when someone else says that hockey is a failure in their area.
     
  18. Beauty eh?

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    I'm not running away, I'm just not going to take the time to explain how I feel about the situation to you. Case closed.
     
  19. Beauty eh?

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    I have no problem with that. Go nuts.
     
  20. Blades of Glory

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    An arguement without evidence.:biglaugh:

    I'm not arguing against you but if you have an arguement that offends people be prepared to back it up.
     
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    If you aren't willing to back up your inane statements, then just keep your mouth shut.
     
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    It was a comment....I even stated that I didn't want to start a flame war. Is that so hard to comprehend?
     
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    Oooohh...ok, tough guy. :biglaugh:
     
  24. Stephen

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    You can also add Chris Drury and Tim Thomas, as they were drafted in 1994, Anson Carter (1992) and Manny Fernandez (1992) for Quebec.
     
  25. hexrae

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    Wow, we can't have any kind of discussion about former teams without flaming any of the current teams can we? THAT deserves a :shakehead

    With that said, Chad Kilger deserves a :shakehead since he and Tverdovsky is what we got for Selanne and Marc Chouinard back in 96. Talk about throwing in the towel. :help:
     

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