NickNickNick Posted August 29, 2004 Share Posted August 29, 2004 WHA terminates agreement with Quebec groupCanadian Press8/27/2004NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) - The proposed World Hockey Association, which claims it intends to begin play this autumn even though not a single player is under contract, announced Friday it has terminated its franchise operating agreement with Jean Paul Boily and the Quebec Nordiks.``The founders have determined that Mr. Boily has been unable to secure adequate financing to the satisfaction of the World Hockey Association,'' co-founder Al Howell said in a statement Friday.According to Howell, ``Mr. Boily has come to the league on numerous occasions requesting special fiancial concessions and we have always agreed because of our desire to have Quebec as part of the WHA. The fans of Quebec deserve WHA hockey and we will now explore all options to make this a reality.''The decision leaves the WHA with Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax, Vancouver, Miami, Dallas and Detroit as prospective sites for teams.The Toronto and Hamilton backers have no arenas in which to put teams. Only Detroit has named a coach, former NHL defenceman Moe Mantha.Previous deadlines for naming general managers and coaches have come and gone without announcements._________________________________So for those of you who thought the "Nordiks" idea was a little sacreligious, you can all sleep easy tonight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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