Quebec and hockey - the discussion

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  1. Kostolany

    Kostolany Registered User

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    Red Bull wants to bring back NHL hockey to Quebec

    Has anyone heard more details about this?

    How should this work?
     
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    i always wondered how rumors started !
     
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    Oh god, after the NY/NJ Metrostars changed their name to the NY Red Bulls I thought that made the MLS even more of a laughing stock.

    Please tell me they don't want there to be a Quebec Red Bulls.
     
  6. Heat McManus

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    Well, the Mighty Ducks lasted over a decade so it can happen. Either way, I would think it would be a relocation rather than an expansion.
     
  7. HandshakeLin

    HandshakeLin Now brought to you in glorious Shaw-Scope!

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    I'd see what Long Island thinks of it. They're probably wishing they were somewhere else right now.:p:
     

  8. Wont work

    red bull is playing with the emotions of quebec fans

    Fact of the matter there is a group of nhl owners who would not mind to see the only Vancouver, TO and MOntreal have teams

    Ott, Cal and Edmonton do not draw duing the regular season and when it comes playoff times--the TV rating go through the floor.

    KC and Houston are the next 2 cities to get nhl teams.
     
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    How about Pittsburgh relocating to Quebec?
     

  10. More likely to KC or houston

    Bettmen gave an interview last year where he more or less ruled out a return to either Quebec or the peg.

    In the case of the peg their new arena only seats 15k and that is 5k under what would be needed for an nhl team.

    As for quebec. last thing I heard there was that they were thinkinga about a new arena that would also seat 15k--again too small for the nhl.
     
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    IIRC Calgary and Ottawa had perfect attendance last/this season(05-06). Edmonton sold out all but one of their games, and that was due to a computer glitch.
     

  12. remember

    we are talking about the people that want to grow hockey in the states

    and a certain amount of them just would rather there be no nhl teams in Canada...

    Lets face facts--American just can not get into hockey and when a Canadian team does well--a certain majority of business people who are associated with the nhl get flustered do to the fact that interest in hockey in the states sags when a Canadian team is involved.
     
  13. Verbeek

    Verbeek Human see, human do.

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    Face it, the only way to get a franchise is relocation, and no team is moving... so these cities just need to shutup. AND IT SHANT BE THE PENS MOVING, MARK MY WORDS....


    ...DOWN ON YOUR CALENDAR....
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    ...CHUMP.
     
  14. Ott, Cgy, & Edm do not draw during the regular season? How did you come up with that?
     

  15. 1. The MTS Center can add more seats if Winnipeg ever gets a team.

    2. NHL Arenas do not need 20,000 seats. Most NHL arenas do not seat 20,000.
     
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    Fine, at least 18,000.
     
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    I disagree. Red Bull bought the NY/NJ Metrostars, which was named after a company (MetroMedia) right from the start. The Metros were never all that good in the 9 years it did exist, so it wasn't as if there was precious history to salvage. Moreover, MLS is 10 years old. Red Bull dropped over $100 million in purchasing the franchise, as well as committing money to a soccer specific stadium. It's a sign that somebody is confident enough in the league to spend a very significant amount of money on it. I'm failing to see the humor in that, but whatever.

    But then again, corporate sponsorship is old hat in soccer. It would be weird in the NHL; but Red Bull wants to spend a ridiculously large amount of money on the NHL for a team, I say why not?
     
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    As far as rumours go, this one's a doozey.

    Although I'd love to see the Nordiques and Jets again, if I were a prospective owner with cash to burn, I think I'd try Houston, KC, or OKC first.
     
  19. HandshakeLin

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    KC and Houston papers are now saying that the Pens will be staying in Pittsburgh. So, the chances for them relocating seem to be getting a bit slimmer.
     
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    Being born and raised in Austria, I know Dietrich Mateschitz. And from what I know he´s a guy who normally gets what he wants. For sure, he could afford to buy a NHL franchise and even build a new arena.

    The problem is the NHL won´t expand, that´s for sure. The only team up for sale right now are the Pens - but Mario for sure wants them to stay in Pittsburgh. But if they can´t get a new arena he will probably sell them to the highest bidder, which could be Mateschitz.

    And whether the NHL likes it or not, he could very well relocate them to Quebec City.
     
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    I am guessing that you know nothing about sports outside of North America. Am I right?
     
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    The NHL would have to approve the franchise movement. Of course, it wouldn't be hard to make a case for it if the team is losing money. I think a return to Quebec City would be good for the league and the fans.
     
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    If he wants the Penguins he's entered way too late. Fingold is expected to sign a letter of intent soon to purchase the team.
     
  24. I see a few posts about the chances of quebec city getting a team again

    what is there current arena situation?

    I know the peg just built a new arena that seats only 15'500--so that takes them out of the running for a relocation team

    Quebec city poulation is 800k(census 2001)

    has the city built an arena that seats over 20K and have the lowered their tax rate--one of the things that killed the team the first time around
     
  25. TorontoSports

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    It wont happen.
     

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