I don't see a Quebec franchise happening that early. The only possibility given the slow time it takes to sell a team is Phoenix and Lord and Savior Bettman has done everything he can do to keep the team there, and the city of Glendale has decided to foot the inevitable losses that will come by running the team per annum. Given the problems there are with a handful of teams fiscally, and because of revenue sharing, it makes zero sense to expand. Quebec will be waiting a while.
With all due respect, I would not count on the Wings moving to the Eastern Conference. Quebec City is in the process of building a new arena with the sole purpose of attracting an NHL team. For those unfamiliar with Quebec City, the Nordiques played there until they moved to Denver, and became the Colorado Avalanche. This could happen as early as 2012.
Edited by Shoreline, 26 May 2011 - 05:26 AM.