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NORDIQUES OFFICIAL DENIES "WAVERING" AMONG TEAM OWNERS
Published May 15, 1995
In Denver, Curtis Eichelberger reports that majority owner Marcel Aubut is "encountering resistance" from two of his four partners to selling out to Comsat Video and moving to Denver. Due to "recent public sentiment" in Quebec against the sale of the team, Metro-Richelieu, a wholesale grocer and supermarket chain, and Le Fond de Solidarite des Travailleurs de Quebec, a labor union -- "are wavering" (ROCKY MOUNTIAN NEWS, 5/13). Nordiques spokesperson Jean Martineau said reports the team's five major shareholders were split on whether to accept the government's offer "were off base." Martineau: "Solidarity is strong among the owners" (CP/Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 5/13). Nordiques ownership is expected to inform provincial officials today whether they will move the team (Curtis Eichelberger, ROCKY MOUNTIAN NEWS, 5/14). In Vancouver, Tony Gallagher writes, "If Denver doesn't get the Nords, they are slated to become the second expansion team announced. You don't keep people like Comsat waiting for long, or they start and televise their own league" (Vancouver PROVINCE, 5/14).