Cherry: No rivalry matches Nordiques-Canadiens

Former NHL head coach Jacques Demers joins Prime Time Sports to talk about Quebec City being a potential target for NHL expansion and much more.

If you’re excited about the idea of an NHL franchise returning to Quebec City, you’re not alone.

Wednesday on Twitter, Don Cherry expressed his enthusiasm to see a Nordiques-Canadiens rivalry renewed. In fact, Cherry argued via a series of tweets that there’s no rivalry like Montreal vs. Quebec “anywhere, in any sport.”

The NHL confirmed Tuesday that Quebec City and Las Vegas were the only two cities to submit expansion applications by Monday’s deadline.

Quebecor, the prospective owners of a new Quebec City franchise, runs the new Videotron Centre, an 18,000-seat facility that is set to host a pre-season game between the Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins in September.

Quebec City lost the Nordiques when the team was sold and moved to Colorado in 1995 where it was renamed the Avalanche.

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