Report: Hamilton moving to Laval
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01-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Auburn, Maine
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That's what I assumed too. That's what makes it very interesting when he said there will be an AHL team in Hamilton, whether or not it has the CH on the shoulder might be in question in a few years.
I highly doubt he'll sell his Montreal stake, so perhaps he has a purchaser in mind for his AHL team?
I know I'm a little confused.
As for the Quebec situation. I believe Quebec City is more of a rival to Montreal, where Laval is a sister city. I certainly can see how you could expect Laval to have better attendance than QC.
the point I'm getting at is this: QC didn't support the AHL and what became the Bulldogs franchise once Edmonton left..... nothing has changed since '02 in QC whether or not QC gets an NHL franchise when/if Phoenix/Glendale gets settled once and for all, and according to the Quebec thread here, the Remparts aren't going anywhere either, so how would that work even with a Laval affiliation... Andlauer or somebody would have to run the successor franchise even if it had the Canadien affiliation.
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