Could June 24 Be the Day the Quebec Nordiques Return To the NHL?

June 5th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
Depending on who you believe, there are rumors on the Internet that an announcement could soon be made on or around June 18 concerning a future rebirth of the Quebec Nordiques to the NHL and Quebec City.

While most of the chatter has been hearsay, here is an update on the Quebec situation from today's Toronto Globe and Mail. Quebec Dream Nears Reality.

Why is this important? Well for one, it legitimizes some of the chatter. Secondly, it updates many of those of us that have been following the process since last October when Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume surprised many with his initial discussions of building a new arena in hopes of getting back into the league.

For more evidence, there is a recent interview with Gary Bettman from Ron MacLean on Hockey Night in Canada during intermission of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals game on June 2 where expansion, relocation, and Quebec and Winnipeg, among other topics, came up regarding the ever in-flux situations of the Southern hockey franchises.  

Bettman has recently indicated that leaving traditional places like Quebec City and Winnipeg was a bad idea, so why no ...

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