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Old 04-08-2022, 10:34 AM   #2221
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If you're the Flames? Maybe strike any number of good deals in the last 15 ****ing years instead of trying to hardball into the ultimate deal?
This really undermines any argument that there is now urgency.

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The Coyotes are heading to Texas if they move. Zero chance Quebec City gets a team. Team owners want no part of a no growth location.

I have heard there are 3 U.S. locations the NHL is considering before any Canadian option
Oh...you're serious?

It's pretty clear the NHL/owners will tolerate a no-growth scenario if it aligns with broader goals (or if doing otherwise would interfere with those goals).

Market demographics are a bit less important than:
- how much a prospective owner is willing to pay (including relo fee)
- who that owner is (nice try, Mr. Balsillie)
- impact to wider league revenues (TV*, sponsorships/partnerships, etc.)

* we know which TV deals are next...both English and French rights for Canada. I doubt QC would significantly move the needle on either of these deals, but it would certainly be a consideration.


I'll also just leave this here:
https://venuesnow.com/ovg-to-partner...adian-project/

Hamilton pumping $500M into the Coliseum area, including a $50M reno to Copps involving Oak View Group. Probably no immediate relevance to the NHL (aside from a future World Cup venue), but there are some interesting puzzle pieces that could eventually start to fit together for a second team in GTA.
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Old 04-08-2022, 10:39 AM   #2222
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Is this true? Hotels, mixed use, stadiums, concert venues...

I feel like most large scale projects have a significant "entertainment" or leisure component, no?
Stadiums and concert venues are rare compared to infrastructure is what I am saying.

Only other Arena for the NHL even proposed right now is Arizona which is a mess.
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Old 04-08-2022, 10:48 AM   #2223
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At some point in time Quebec will get a team back just depends on when Bettman steps down.
QC will never get an NHL team.

They are a minor league city with a great arena. The economics, language and realities of NHL in the 21st century are factors that they will never overcome.
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