October 19, 2009
Quebec City is apparently planning on building a brand new arena and it has got NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly all excited. The rumor is that Quebec has moved itself up to the top of the list for cities that could take on an NHL club, according to the Toronto Sun.
Las Vegas and Kansas City are also apparently on the list but the Sun reports that Daly told competitor the Toronto Star on Oct. 11 that "the league favors Canadian cities that have supported NHL franchises in the past."
Quebec, of course, had the Nordiques, which became the Colorado Avalanche. So perhaps the league can put another team there and then eventually move them to Las Vegas or Kansas City.