Celine Dion or Cirque du Soleil to Buy Montreal Canadiens?
The Montreal Canadiens NHL franchise is taking bids for new owners and rumoured to be among them are superstar pop songstress Celine Dion, along with Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, and Quebecor Media.
One has to wonder how Canadiens games might change under the Vegas-sized guidance of Dion. Would the Habs get a new power ballad theme song and free meals at Nickels?
Then again, if Laliberte's bid is successful, the Habs could be in for an entirely new set of fancy, Cirque-inspired, bedazzled uniforms and some spectacular, theatrical sets to integrate into their regular ol' hockey play.
The NHL might never be the same!
Canadian pop star Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and Quebec cable giant Quebecor Media have emerged as potential bidders for the Montreal Canadiens NHL team.
Quebec broadcaster Radio-Canada said Wednesday that the Bank of Montreal has signed confidentiality agreements with 10 potential suitors who have until 5 p.m. Thursday to submit formal bids to 80 percent majority owner George Gillett, a Denver-based sports team and events promoter.