Friday, April 10, 2009

Montreal Canadians: The Bidding War Starts?

Charest Vows Habs Won't Leave Montreal -- The Toronto Star

Media giant Quebecor offers to buy franchise as others kick the tires.

MONTREAL–The deadline for suitors to express their interest in buying the Montreal Canadiens has passed, and now it's on to the bidding war.

The question of who will next own hockey's oldest franchise is top of mind for many Quebecers, and will ensure that the drama surrounding the club won't end at the playoffs.

Even Quebec's premier has gotten in on the debate, offering the province's means to make sure a transaction takes place.

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