After the rumors from former NHL badass Georges Laraque insinuated Quebec City is out of the running for an expansion franchise, Brian Mulroney (essentially Quebec’s Bill Foley) went on sports radio, and he didn’t sound like a man expecting to get what he wants.
We work well with the National Hockey League and the case, quietly, (might) not advance quickly, but (will) advance as it should. Will it be for tomorrow morning? No, I think not. But I think we are high up on the list of important applications to remember in the future. – Brian Mulroney, Quebecor Chairman
He also went on to site the struggling Canadian dollar as an inevitability of the uphill battle his bid is facing compared to Las Vegas’.