Quebec City Hockey Rumours

Hey it's Joe Sakic of the Quebec Nordiques. Look how young he is, it must be a long time ago. Rumor has it the Nordiques may be coming back to the NHL.

Quebecor president and CEO Pierre-Karl Peladeau met with the heads of the NHL several weeks ago in a bid to bring professional hockey back to Quebec City. According to media reports in the province, league representatives now have a different opinion of the city's candidacy and are seriously considering Peladeau's plan since their meeting with the businessman.
Bettman confirmed the talks and expressed his desire to right something that never should have happened, alluding to the loss of the Winnipeg and Quebec City teams in the mid-1990s. Marcel Aubut, the president of the Canadian Olympic Committee and former CEO of the Nordiques, said Bettman's comments are very encouraging for the future. "It's the first time that he's named cities and Quebec City is there."
The planned complex is supposed to have a final price tag of around $400 million. The mayor of Quebec City is looking to get $175 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments. I think it is very encouraging for fans of Quebec City that Bettman is considering righting a wrong, and giving them back their hockey team. It is always hard to find funding for new arena complexes. If the Federal and Provincial governments are willing to chip in some money, I see the deal being possible. The Quebec Nordiques may be back for a second stint.

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