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The Long-Awaited Return of the NHL in Quebec is Finally Happening


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Mark Parsons
November 15, 2023  (4:45 PM)
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Luc Robitaille, the President of the Los Angeles Kings, has shared big news. The Kings will play two practice games in Quebec City at the Videotron Centre in October 2024, before the main 2024-25 NHL season starts.
translated from French:
Confirmation of the Kings' two preparatory matches in Quebec in October 2024. Two training sessions will be open to the public. «We wanted to eat real poutine,» jokes Luc Robitaille.

LA Kings Will Play Two Games in Quebec City in 2024

The reason the Kings are playing in Quebec City is partly about money. Quebec City is paying $5 million to get the Kings to come and have a week of training there. Some people might wonder why tax money is being given to a rich NHL team owner. But the $5 million is a big reason why the Kings chose Quebec City.
The Quebec government is offering the L.A. Kings $5M for them to spend a week of their training camp in Quebec City in October of 2024. As much as I would love to see the Nordiques come back, is this really the best use of tax payer dollars and will it even make the NHL budge?

The Kings will play against the Boston Bruins on October 3 and the Florida Panthers on October 5. Their training camp starts on October 2. This will be the first time the NHL has been in Quebec City in over five years. The Videotron Centre is ready for NHL games.

Renewed Hope For Nordiques Fans

The Kings can't play practice games at their usual place, the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, in 2024-25 because it's being fixed up. These fixes will be done before the regular season in 2025-26, and then the Kings will play practice games there again. The Kings will tell everyone about more practice games for 2024 later. The Kings have players like Pierre-Luc Dubois and Phillip Danault from Quebec, and Jordan Spence who also played in Quebec.
1982. The 1st playoff chapter in the Battle of Québec goes the distance. Dale Hunter who seemed to play bigger in "winner take all" games gets the OT series clincher & the Nordiques stun the Habs and move on. Montreal finished the season with 27 more points than Québec.

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