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11-16-2010, 09:16 PM
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trying to re-create the habs nordiques rivalry is a poor excuse to use 300 million in public funds to build an arena for a privately owned team. the rivalry wouldn't even be close to what it was, given the political landscape of the 70s/80s in quebec.
where are the billionaires who lined up to buy the habs when Gillette was selling?
and what are the chances the winter olympics would actually be held in canada again for the second time in 12 years?
Have you missed the Montreal-Québec hockey reality show? If it showed anything through ratings, its that the rivalry still exists.
Tensions between Québec and Montreal remain high,if not higher. It would take you a minute on Quebec City's radio stations to notice it. Montreal and its "gang de gauchistes du plateau" is brought up every day and hearing them, it sums up everything that is bad about the province.
The Québec Nordiques are still a far cry from the Montréal Canadiens in terms of history and market size, that is not a very fair comparison. You would obviously expect less buyers. That said... if PKP is interested.... he's certainly not your average Joe Blo.
As for the winter Olympics, I believe the chances to be none, at least for 2022. This will however likely be used as an excuse to fund the arena.
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