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Quebec City And The NHL

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Chances are good that Quebec City could land a distressed franchise for less than the current expansion price – and frankly, any team arriving with an existing roster of players in tow is far more valuable than a team starting from scratch. Remember, when the Quebec Nordiques left for Denver back in 1995, they were loaded. It took exactly one season for the rechristened Colorado Avalanche to win a Stanley Cup.

So, the takeaway from the governors’ meetings is that Quebec City didn’t move any closer to getting a team, but the league didn’t slam the door on the idea either – a good thing.

Procedurally, what happens next is this: The NHL’s 10-member executive committee, which features some of the most powerful owners in the league, will meet again to sift through the financial documents and ultimately make a recommendation at some unspecified date in 2016.


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