“As long as Gary Bettman leaves, his successor is likely to be more open [to the Nordiques’ return].” – @renlavoietva
– La Dose (@LaDose_TVA) May 18, 2023
As long as Gary Bettman is in charge, it’s hard to imagine a Nordiques comeback.
What’s also worth considering, besides the market the Coyotes will move to (because their chances of staying in Arizona beyond 2024 are getting slimmer and slimmer), is money and popularity.
Quebec City, unfortunately, isn’t a very big market, and that wouldn’t bring new fans into the NHL family. After all, Quebec City is a market where field hockey is already popular. As far as I’m concerned, that shouldn’t stop us from making it more popular… but hey.
“Garry Bettman’s goal is to get new field hockey fans, but Quebec City is already a field hockey town”
Jérôme Landry on the chances of the Coyotes moving to Quebec City
Listen here https://t.co/7VeJL0Mzhg pic.twitter.com/TcaedbmhTh
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) May 18, 2023
After all, there’s money to be made in Texas.
But we know that Kansas City’s name comes up quite often, too. And that’s even if we’re talking about a small U.S. city where the money isn’t necessarily flowing.
There are several teams in town that wouldn’t be out of field hockey’s league… but as long as you’re choosing a small town, why not choose a small town in Canada?
No realignment needed.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 18, 2023
In KC, the only “big team” is the soccer team – and that’s because the NFL is so rich that a small market doesn’t really exist among the clubs on the circuit.
The club’s star, Patrick Mahomes, would like to see the Coyotes move to Kansas City.
– Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) May 17, 2023
I wonder how much Gary Bettman likes the Kansas City bid, which doesn’t have the appeal of Vegas or even Seattle.
– An unlikely friendship.
ryan humphrey isn’t happy about the call and has a pretty heated argument with the box attendant. luckily, they managed to sort things out. later in the game, humphrey takes another penalty… maybe to see his new friend in the box again? pic.twitter.com/1rGmPuEz9W
– ava (@teapottoffoIi) May 18, 2023
– Oilers expected to sign Corey Perry. [BPM Sports]
– Reminder: there will be field hockey tonight. An Eastern club will win its ninth playoff game.
We enter the final four tonight 👇 https://t.co/4WhrQCye96
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) May 18, 2023
– Listen now.
The pride of Saint-Narcisse, Yanni Gourde, gave a generous interview to @JiCLajoie.
-Victory against the Avalanche and elimination against the Stars.
-Lack of collective experience.
-Be clutch in the playoffs.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) May 18, 2023
– To watch.
“There’s definitely a framework of a deal to be done long term if Jesper (Bratt) wants that. Jesper knows exactly what that framework looks like. I know Jesper wants to be a Devil long-term and so do we.”
– James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) May 18, 2023