Quebecor, Quebec City Face Race Against Time to Get Nordiques Back to Canada

September 10th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
News broke earlier this week that the Quebec province has agreed to pay for 45% of the total cost of a new $400 million arena which would hopefully, and eventually mark the return of the NHL to the province from once it left.

45% of $400M is $180 million. Quebec City leaders had already pledged $50 million toward the project, or 12.5%. 45% + 12.5%=57.5% supposedly covered, not bad when you consider the entire campaign to re-acquire a team offically was announced on October 9, 2009.

Not bad for an entire year, a bunch of hurdles, a few national elections, and a budget deficit later.

Winnipeg? Hamilton? Just what have you done? Hartford? I don't hear the same success despite the known fact I'd like to see all of you get viable NHL teams back.

When the NHL looked to be going back to Winnipeg, Quebec City waited in the weeds. As I google "Winnipeg Jets," "Phoenix Coyotes, moving," and "Quebec Nordiques," everyday hoping for updates, nine of ten times it usually gives very little, save for maybe an update of someone's opinion.

Why the sudden change now? Because the yearlong feasibility study accessing the long-term viability of ...

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