Well then perhaps Bettman will have to make a few trips to Calgary and try strong arm everyone, like he did elsewhere. I don't think the NHL will be very happy with having a team in a over 40 year old arena. Their patience is not unlimited.The NHL ain't leaving Calgary. It's a strategic market with a significant corporate base and ties the western teams together.
QC won't be a reality under Bettman, period.
There are other cities that would be glad to have NHL teams and would make things much easier for them. I think when the big bills to maintain or upgrade the Saddledome come up it might prompt some change of heart.