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Quebec City won't be considered for NHL expansion yet again


Josh Gold-Smith

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Seattle has the green light, but a certain Canadian city has once again been left waiting at a stop sign.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday that the league is only looking at Seattle for potential expansion, meaning Quebec City is not a possibility this time around, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli.

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Bettman said he doesn’t know where this leaves Quebec City going forward, per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, and added that the former NHL city is still on the league’s radar, according to’s Dan Rosen.

Quebec City submitted an expansion application in June 2016, but the NHL deferred it and chose Las Vegas as the only new franchise destination.

Quebecor, a local media company, oversaw the construction of the $370-million Videotron Centre, which opened in fall 2015.

The NHL’s Nordiques left Quebec City for Denver and became the Avalanche in 1995.

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