Harper on Hockey

The PM supports bring a seventh NHL team to Canada

With renewed talk of moving an American NHL franchise to Canada, the Prime Minister is expressing support for a seventh Canadian team. “I’d love another NHL team in Canada . . . particularly southern Ontario can support another team,” Harper said from Prague, where he is meeting with the European Union. “But obviously I don’t want to comment on a specific application by a specific individual, that’s NHL business. In fact, I have even (mentioned) to a couple of NHL owners I think southern Ontario is ripe to support more than one NHL team, more than one NHL franchise.”

Ottawa Citizen

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.