Maybe we should have called it the episode that will irk Floridians and Quebecois across the globe.
Let’s start with those Florida Panthers. Kyle and I break down the faltering attendance numbers and their lack of success over the last 20 years. We also compare their attendance numbers to the Quebec Nordiques, who benefitted from seven straight playoff births in the 80’s, which led to good attendance numbers during a five-year stretch of playoff-less hockey towards the end of their tenure.
However, what might have sparked a discussion about Quebec reclaiming an NHL franchise by snagging the Panthers away from Florida, quickly went sideways.
Do we really want an NHL team in Quebec City, or should the NHL do their Maritimes superstars a favour by looking further down the East Coast?
Apologies to Quebec and Florida.— silkynfilthy (@silkynfilthy) April 16, 2020
The Panthers are a sad franchise, but is Quebec the best Canadian option, or should we look further east to the Maritimes?
Tune in for a hilarious journey about the Panthers, Maritimes, Celine Dion and rainbow poutine...https://t.co/oU4MAuf35j pic.twitter.com/CJREsiN1Nq
We dig into Quebec on an extended edition of Meanwhile in Canadia, talking about three weird, wacky stories from the province. Do these stories make Quebec sound deserving of an NHL team?
Tune in to find out even if, deep down, you already know the answer.
Here’s a rundown of the episode:
- Kyle’s strenuous relationship with the NHL (0:00)
- Why do the Florida Panthers still exist? Where should they move to? (9:45)
- Meanwhile in Canadia: WTF Quebec? (37:30)
- En Francais S’il Vous Plait (53:00)
- What’s Poppin, Celine Dion? (58:00)