If I understand correctly what an open tender is, they did it. But they hired a private "negociator", who negocaited with Quebecor and Bell. Because Bell has already some stakes in the Habs, obviously the appropriate choice was Quebecor.
Then a small group from the previous city administration claimed that is an illegal procedure. They are going to court with that... But we all know who can be behind this, and the frontman really hates our current mayor... In the end everything will be fine, as Quebecor needs a team, and I assume they are close enough to purchase the Yotes.
I'll enjoy an outdoor Metallica concert on les Plaines d'Abraham this Saturday, it will ease the waiting! Should be a great one.
If Quebec indeed does build that new rink, and Quebecor does step up as owner, Phoenix is toast in my opinion. A lot less hurdles for Quebec to get them than Hamilton.
Political discussions aside, Quebec's old Colisee seats roughly the same number of people as the MTS Centre, but without luxury seating. If we look at revenue, Quebec would lose ~7-8 million dollars/year because of it and would make the team break even at best with a light salary. Mind you, even if they needed revenue sharing for a few years until the new arena is built, I am sure the owners would prefer that alternative than to dump revenue sharing cheques in Phoenix permanently. At least in Quebec it would be potentially temporary.
Even though I don't agree with how they will do it, I still think the Coyotes will end up in Quebec within the next 12 months and from a hockey standpoint, that is fantastic news for the NHL, Canada and who knows... it might rejuvinate Quebec a little bit somehow!
Quebec should see the writing on the wall and start building if they truly want NHL hockey back..........
Absolutely spot on about QC man! Then afterwards I hope Seattle will get their act together and build that arena in Bellevue. Can't wait to see the Jokes and the Panthers MOVE because that will go a long way in helping the league become better!
Assuming 6 divisions remains - the future Central Division: Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.
If the NHL returns to 4 Divisions (thanks Ducky75 for your Midwest division idea): Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs
kenas10: Go Jets Go! Here we are 7 years later starting the Conference Finals against the Las Vegas Knights! I'm still a season ticket holder, have been since day 1. I was KennyS and was on the forum the whole time!! Blast reading all of this. Go Jets Go!
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