What is telling about this rumour is that the projected owners have come and said it is not true! This is alot different than our stituation for Chipman nor Thomson could of done the same!
Islanders to Quebec rumour denied
Quebecor: This rumour has no foundation By QMI Agency
Quebecor president and CEO Pierre-Karl Peladeau has shown interest in moving a team to Quebec City. (CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
MONTREAL - Quebec was a-twitter with rumours on Thursday that media giant Quebecor was set to buy the New York Islanders.
Not so, confirmed a spokesman with the company.
"This rumour has no foundation," said Quebecor spokesman Serge Sasseville. "(Quebecor CEO) Pierre-Karl Peladeau has already mentioned his desire to bring an NHL team in Quebec City but there has never been any discussions with the Islanders' ownership group."
The rumour was apparently fuelled by two Quebec radio stations and quickly went viral on blogs and social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
Islanders owner Charles Wang has become disgruntled with the lack of a new arena for his team and watchers have speculated that he might be willing to sell.
Peladeau said last October that "the timing is getting better and better" for the return of an NHL team to Quebec City and has been vocal about his desire to do so after being outbid by the Molson family for the ownership of the Montreal Canadiens last year.
(QMI Agency and Canoe.ca are subsidiaries of Quebecor.)
It's typical from the FM 93 radio over here to launch rumors like this without checking their information correctly. Finally, what's happening is that on October 2nd, there's an exhibition game between Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders at Quebec City Pepsi Coliseum.
I don't know about tickets buyable directly at the arena, but online it doesn't appear to sell as well as last year Boston vs MTL exhibition game, though. When I checked there still seemed to be good places available. Probably because fans knows profits will go to NYI like it did with Boston last year, apparently to increase revenues from pre-season games, since they have an hard time selling tickets in their respective areas.
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2010 17:30:07 GMT -5 by omnimaga
I would like to see Quebec get a team (after Winnipeg of course) but I don't want the Isles to move. Although their attendance sucks that franchise has Stanley Cup history and it would be too bad if that was moved.
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!
May 11, 2018 19:46:11 GMT -5