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Peladeau promoting Quebec team

Pierre Karl Peladeau has expressed interest in an NHL team for Quebec City. (Craig Robertson, Sun...

Pierre Karl Peladeau has expressed interest in an NHL team for Quebec City. (Craig Robertson, Sun Media)

MARC-ANDRE SEGUIN, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 11:36 AM ET

QUEBEC CITY -- Quebecor boss Pierre Karl Peladeau has been keeping an eye out for an NHL franchise to buy and re-locate to Quebec City. According to Peladeau, the "winning conditions" needed to be successful in such an endeavour are "more and more numerous."

After the meeting between Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume, former Nordiques owner Marcel Aubut and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was made public, Peladeau is fuelling the rumours that a NHL hockey club could make a return to the city.

Peladeau said yesterday that he was keeping up on what teams could become for sale "if we decide to re-locate teams to Canada", adding that he was very aware of the financial difficulties facing some American hockey clubs.

The word that Peladeau could become involved in the push for another Canadian franchise comes just as observers are becoming more and more optimistic that Quebec could be next in line for a pro hockey team.

While Peladeau said it will take the involvement of more people to make something this big happen, he said his team was working hard to figure out the "winning recipe".

And while he acknowledged that a new hockey club arriving in Quebec City isn't "for tomorrow, or for next week", the businessman seems nonetheless confident that it could happen.

Peladeau confirmed that he also has "frequently" met with Labeaume, with whom he has discussed the idea of bringing hockey back to the city.


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