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A $400M Arena For Quebec City

No NHL team, but the arena will go up.

A CBC report…

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lordhogie's avatar

Don’t get me wrong, I hope Quebec gets another NHL Team, it’s a fantastic sports province. But the government should not at any circumstance be funding this project. There is not even a team slated to go there and there is talk about federal funds being used to build it.

Line up, Calgary and Edmonton. Sounds like there will be new arenas in your future as well.

Posted by lordhogie from Calgary on 02/11/11 at 02:54 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Stupid waste of money.

Posted by Primis on 02/11/11 at 03:34 PM ET

Slumpy's avatar

No, I would say a “stupid waste of money” is the Coyotes team moved to Glendale which has lost money EVERY single season it has been down there, that’s a stupid waste.
Giving Atlanta a SECOND chance at a NHL franchise an INCREDIBLE stupid waste of money.
Columbus BJ’s another asinine decision by bettman/daly law firm, a hopeless experiment in non traditional market that is a college town.
Florida Panthers: need I go into details why this team will never make money down there and become a respectable team.
Why would any Canadian be against this city getting an NHL back? Is your taxes in Canada really that friggin high because in the U.S our government wastes billions every year in wars and giving puppet country dictators hand outs to keep them under our thumb. Nordiques never would of lost there team if the government there would of bailed them out. Hate to see what would happen if the US never bailed out Ford in the 40s or GM and Chrysler recently. Canadian government has a lot more money to throw around than it’s citizens think surely.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 02/11/11 at 04:13 PM ET

Alan's avatar

No, I would say a “stupid waste of money” is the Coyotes team moved to Glendale which has lost money EVERY single season it has been down there, that’s a stupid waste.
Giving Atlanta a SECOND chance at a NHL franchise an INCREDIBLE stupid waste of money.

No, an “incredible” stupid waste of money is the ownership of the Thrashers. I’m not going to waste my time explaining that, however, as most people who know an ounce about hockey know what’s going on here. And if you had any sense of history at all, you’d know why the Flames left. town in the first place.

Sorry, quite a sensitive topic, there. You see, I grew up a Wings fan, and I spent my youth mad as hell that I couldn’t see any live games. My uncle in Detroit would send me VHS recordings of Wings games. I’m still a Wings fan, but I hold a special place in my heart for the Thrashers. I don’t expect to convert anyone, but I would question anyone who hasn’t bothered to do any research at all into the history of hockey in Atlanta.

Wait… you weren’t expecting anyone in Atlanta to comment, were you? .

I do hope Quebec gets another crack at it, but the league is not going to say “Oh, look, QC has a new arena? We’ll give them the Islanders/Stars/Panthers/Thrashers/Coyotes.” From what I hear, the biggest concern in Quebec is the lack of Quebec players being drafted in the NHL. There are a ton of junior clubs who play in arenas that are disintegrating. Yet, the province is going to dump cash money into a brand new NHL size arena? How long is this arena going to sit dormant, waiting for a tenant?

No, THIS is a collosal, incredible stupid waste of money. The 1500 or so fans that crossed the border to go to the Thrashers v. Islanders game might be loud, but I imagine there are a lot of pissed off people in the villages of Quebec whose arenas are falling apart.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/11/11 at 04:29 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

I can see the government substantiating it ecause it could be a huge boost to the local economy, so it’s not completely ridiculous.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 02/11/11 at 08:59 PM ET

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