Canadiens owner would support having NHL team in Quebec City

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Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson told the city's chamber of commerce Friday he would be supportive if the NHL wanted a team in Quebec City, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Molson was adamant that the club wouldn't ask for any additional compensation if a franchise were to move into their territory.

Quebec City hasn't housed an NHL club since the Quebec Nordiques were relocated in May of 1995 and became the Colorado Avalanche.

There has been a strong movement in support of the NHL expanding to Quebec and an official bid was made in 2015 before the league ultimately decided on Las Vegas instead.

The return of a franchise to Quebec City could reignite a heated rivalry with the Canadiens.