BOO FOR BETTMAN
The hoopla concerning Vegas’ first-ever NHL home game is finally over. Regrettably, smug NHL boss Gary Bettman has succeeded again in his crusade to grow hockey in the sweltering south. What about the poor fans in Quebec City? Their Nordiques were moved to Colorado in 1995 — soon after Bettman became commissioner. In 2016, Las Vegas was awarded an NHL team while Quebec wasn’t, one of the main reasons being given was the weak Canadian dollar. That’s interesting — the seven Canadian NHL teams are all prospering despite the dollar. Almost all hockey fans know that Quebec City is much more suited to having a team than humid Las Vegas. I can fully sympathize with the people of Las Vegas after the recent tragedy there — but still, it is not right that they have an NHL team while the fans in Quebec City do not! Unfortunately, it seems that Mr. Bettman has no interest in growing the game in Quebec City or Canada — the birthplace of hockey — which is a shame.
BOB NORRIS With no disrespect to Las Vegas Quebec City deserves a team