NHL threatens to move Canucks to Calgary if city doesn't build new stadium - The Beaverton

NHL threatens to move Canucks to Calgary if city doesn’t build new stadium

Calgary- After walking away from negotiations with the Calgary city council earlier this week the has publicly threatened to move the to Calgary if the city does not foot at least half the bill for a new

“When you want a city to over-invest in a facility that only benefits one private , you have to play hard ball,” said league commissioner . “The one thing Calgary would hate more than the leaving town is the Canucks coming to town.”

“I’ve prided myself on an administration that has been a beacon of love and acceptance,” said Calgary . “But Vancouver Canucks are one group that will never be welcome in this city.”

Calgary fans are dismayed by the potential move. “I want to support Calgary, but I also hate the Canucks so much,” said Quarry Park resident Lindsay Newsome. “I guess I really understand how that lady in Sophie’s Choice felt, now.”

Calgarians are not the only ones upset by the Canucks’ possible move to Calgary. “They already took the Grizzlies, we can’t lose the Canucks as well,” said local fan Lorie Basks. “What am I meant to do, follow the BC Lions?”

Fortunately, Canucks part-owner Francesco Aquilini has said he’s committed to keeping the the Canucks in Vancouver, citing the beautiful facility, large media market and senseless rioting as reasons to not move the team.