Jul 3, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT
Even after last night’s vote in Glendale that’s expected to keep the Phoenix Coyotes in the desert for at least another five years, the mayor of Quebec City, Regis Labeaume, is “convinced” the NHL will be back in his city eventually.
Per the Canadian Press, he’s got a right to be optimistic.
A $400 million arena is currently under construction in Quebec City, with completion expected in 2015.
Meanwhile, media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau is eager to own an NHL team, should one be granted through expansion or relocation.
“Pierre Karl Peladeau is like me,” said Labeaume. “If it’s not this one, let’s try again. He’s not the type to be disappointed, and that’s not my style either.”
The Nordiques left Quebec City for Colorado in 1995.
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