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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:50 AM

In his second season, Sundstrom lit it up for 38 goals and 53 assists for 91 points. His point totals WERE club records for a centre. Included in those numbers is a seven-point night (a goal and six assists) during a 9-5 win at Pittsburgh on Feb. 29, 1984. That mark remains a club record for most points by a player in one game and is just one off the all-time record of eight points in a road game co-held by Peter and Anton Stastny. Sundstrom followed that up with seasons of 68, 66 and 71 points to finish his Canuck career with 342 points in 374 games. He remains in 10th place in all-time team scoring.

He HAD the club record for scoring in a season by a centre, why doesn't he get the recognition he deserves?

Edited by nextyearisouryear, 21 August 2012 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

Cause he doesn't. Hank had more points than him in a season
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

Cause he doesn't. Hank had more points than him in a season


fixed it. My bad..
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:57 AM

Kesler had 41 goals in 2010-2011. So Sundstrom doesn't have the single season goals record for a Canucks centre either.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

Kesler had 41 goals in 2010-2011. So Sundstrom doesn't have the single season goals record for a Canucks centre either.



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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:15 AM

That's like when Bernie Nicholls scored 70 goals and 150 points in 79 games while playing with Gretzky on the Kings.. That is a really impressive season, but I bet not a lot of people remember him for doing that.. Another one of those lost players

Edited by Wheels22, 21 August 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

Sundstrom and Tanti were one of the best duos the Canucks ever had, although Tanti was my favorite Canuck for a very long time.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

You say Sundstrom, I think Gus and Captain Kirk.
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I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

Keep in mind that was a totally different era. And while Sundstrom was good, he was still well down the depth list on all those powerhouse Oiler and Flames teams. The Oilers had five guys above Sundstrom's peak season, while Gretzky had more than double his peak season. Yada-yada-yada.

And Sundstrom scored 1 goal and 1 assist in 11 playoff games as a Canuck. In which the Canucks were SPANKED.


Good player from a forgettable era.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:31 AM

You say Sundstrom, I think Gus and Captain Kirk.



Kirk was never a 'forgotten' Canuck. He's up their with some of our all-time greats. Probably the 2nd best goalie in our 41 year history.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

Kirk was never a 'forgotten' Canuck. He's up their with some of our all-time greats. Probably the 2nd best goalie in our 41 year history.


Of course, was never saying that. Just mean that I would have made that trade to the devils a hundred times over. Sundstrom was a good player, But we won that deal as Gus and Kirk were amazing for us. (Though Adams did get injured in a Salo like frequency)

Edited by TimberWolf, 21 August 2012 - 11:39 AM.

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I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

While Sundstrom was 'alright' as a Devil, he was traded for McLean and Adams, both well-remembered playoff heroes for us.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

Of course, was never saying that. Just mean that I would have made that trade to the devils a hundred times over. Sundstrom was a good player, But we won that deal as Gus and Kirk were amazing for us. (Though Adams did get injured in a Salo like frequency)


Oh, for sure. No question about that.

Adams and Mclean were integral parts in the Cup run. The clutch saves and clutch goals by them respectively are akin to Lui and Burrows for this generation's Cup run.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:30 PM

In Sundstrom's first year with Jersey after he was traded, he set the record for most points in a playoff game with eight.

Lemieux tied it, but no one has beat it.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

You say Sundstrom, I think Gus and Captain Kirk.


It was a damn good trade as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

Kirk was never a 'forgotten' Canuck. He's up their with some of our all-time greats. Probably the 2nd best goalie in our 41 year history.


Some might argue that Kirk was probably the 1st best goalie in our 41 year history.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

Oh, for sure. No question about that.

Adams and Mclean were integral parts in the Cup run. The clutch saves and clutch goals by them respectively are akin to Lui and Burrows for this generation's Cup run.


I think Kirk's saves were a little more clutch or at least more memorable than Luongo's. I like the Adams and Burrows comparison.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

I agree. Every time I do some sort of statistical Canuck thing, I always see him up there. His high level of points in that one year has always been underestimated. He's still 2nd in both most goals, and most points for a centre in one season.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

didnt we get gregg adams and kirk mclean for him? pretty good return for him.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:56 PM

Also one of four twins to play for the Canucks.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:51 PM

Sundstrom was a very good player for a (mostly) very bad Canucks team in the 80's. He was one of my favorites because I am of Swedish decent.

He played on 2 pretty good lines...

The "SWAT" line with Tiger and Tanti and the "SAS" line with Skriko and Tanti.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

Some might argue that Kirk was probably the 1st best goalie in our 41 year history.


Not Richard Brouder?? He was a pretty awesome goalie for us too...
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

That's what happens as time goes on. Soon enough, people will forget about other players that had success here, like Mogilny, Tanti, etc.

Not saying that they will be completely forgotten, just that no one will mention about them that often.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

Kirk was never a 'forgotten' Canuck. He's up their with some of our all-time greats. Probably the 2nd best goalie in our 41 year history.


You totally miss the point. Sundstrom was traded for those two guys.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:54 AM

I havent forgotten Sundstrom, even if a majority of his playing was before my time and my days of watching hockey, but i still remember him. I think a lot of new "fans" either forget players pre-lockout or just dont know about them or want to know about them.
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