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Possible return of the Quebec Nordiques: a statement from Bill Daly proves that the NHL isn't interested


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September 15, 2023  (1:58 PM)
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Will we ever see the return of the Quebec Nordiques? Since the construction of the Videotron Center, we have seen Gary Bettman dismiss this idea multiple times.

It's frustrating for Quebec fans, who see several cities in the United States that barely support or don't support their team at all, yet still have a team. The fans from the capital are passionate and they've proven it, notably by filling the arena for junior games.
If the frustration is already deeply felt by hockey fans in Quebec, it's far from subsiding. On the contrary, Bill Daly added fuel to the fire with a positive statement about the potential return of a team to Atlanta. After two unsuccessful attempts, the NHL would therefore consider having a 3rd team in Georgia instead of giving Quebec a 2nd chance.
«I think some of the challenges we've faced in the past in Atlanta can be overcome,» Daly told ESPN during the NHL/AJLNH players' media tour on Tuesday.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman stated that expansion is not currently a priority for the league.

«That being said, especially with the success of the expansions in Vegas and Seattle, more and more people want to own professional hockey teams,» Daly added.

According to Daly, everything depends on location. The Atlanta Braves, in the MLB, struggled to sell tickets even when the team was winning, but since they moved within the city, things have improved.
We're talking about the 2nd most popular sport in the country, which struggles to sell tickets even with a competitive team. Imagine the NHL, which ranks 4th among the most popular sports leagues...
Once again, the NHL looks everywhere else but Quebec, relying only on the potential fanbase, while completely underestimating the quality of the fans.
Crédit : Hawks Insider
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Possible return of the Quebec Nordiques: a statement from Bill Daly proves that the NHL isn't interested

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