Jul 22

TSN Home Page Screenshot 

Now that Quebec City is officially in the running for an NHL expansion franchise, TSN decided today to revisit the day in 1990 when a Canadian city was last granted an expansion franchise, and the Ottawa Senators were reborn. The above photo is a screenshot of TSN’s homepage showing John Ziegler (on the right) and me with arms overhead, held up in victory. Not shown is Phil Esposito, who represented the other successful applicant (Tampa Bay). He is to John’s left. 

A young Michael Landsberg reports for the network on December 6, 1990:


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ps this all comes as I am working on a new book to be released this December, 25 years to the day after conditional grant of franchises to Ottawa and Tampa. The title? Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter.

pps to get an advance copy for $9.95 together with a bonus slidedeck, please visit https://www.brucemfirestone.com/ottawa-senators/

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