Edmonton Oilers Moving To Quebec City Not The Right Way to Re-Join NHL

December 4th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
As reported last week by various Canadian Media outlets including TSN.CA and the Toronto Sun, depending on which side you believe, the Edmonton Oilers either met with Quebec City officials to share ideas on building a new arena in each city, or, as some have speculated, use the existing Oilers as leverage to try and get a new arena built in Alberta.

As you can imagine, not only has this generated quite a bit of debate around hockey circles, but its also raised a lot of new questions about the franchise, the owner and Quebec City’s real or imagined involvement in such a move.


Not the Right Way for Quebec to Get a team

The past 14 months, myself and very few other B/R writers have constantly tried to provide you updates on the progress of bringing historic teams back to the NHL in traditional markets like Hartford, Winnipeg, Quebec, and in some instances, Hamilton, Ontario. At various points, all cities could make a claim that theirs was in the lead to land a team like the Phoenix Coyotes or Atlanta Thrashers, for example.

We all know that the NHL has an image issue with many of the failed Southern markets like t ...

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