Monday, 23 March 2009

PKP & pucks

News reports today say the Montreal Canadiens could be for sale and Quebecor is one of the possible buyers.

To which a former Sun Media vet replies:

"So the Montreal Canadiens could be up for sale with Quebecor cited as a possible bidder.

"That should be interesting.

"If they apply the same formula they used for newspapers it will mean higher ticket prices, cuts to payroll, and firing stars and replacing them with minor leaguers. Maybe the players would even have to bring their own Gatorade.

"The newspapers have been playing short-handed for years, thanks to penalties imposed by Quebecor brass."


  1. They can't afford to keep staff, but they can afford to buy a hockey team?

    Okay. That'll go well.

  2. I also heard Quebecor was a possible target for a bail-out from the federal government.

    Now how would PKP spend that windfall? Not on his newspapers I'm sure.

  3. I'm glad to know that my job was cut so PKP can use my lowly salary to help buy the Canadiens...

    Bad enough I'm a Leafs fan, but talk about kicking a guy when he's down.

  4. It would be a disaster.
    He'd layoff the fourth line, have the rest of their players buy their own sticks and sew their own stitches.
    The blanc, blu and rouge would never win another cup.

  5. Just when you thought you'd heard/seen it all from this company! I wonder if some/all of those good folks (600+) that got laid off because of $$ got together and talked to a lawyer if they would have any grounds for a class action suit? Soooo obvious that Quebecor's world revolves around Montreal and Montreal alone. The things that are being done are beyond dispicable and my heart goes out to those loyal employees who gave their time and dedication to Bowes and Sun Media. I just don't know how some people can sleep at night......