Uhm ... the Kraken are near the top of the league in terms of % capacity filled, and they've been comfortably in a playoff spot all year. Not sure how you see them as performing poorly, either financially or on the ice.
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Also, Houston is a MASSIVE market with interest in an NHL team, and the NHL have stated time and time again they have no intention of moving the Coyotes at this time. They've certainly hinted at moving the Flames (empty threats or not) a lot more frequently.
Her comment was totally meant to rile up her anti-Quebec supporters. My dad's generation still has PTSD from the Pierre Trudeau days, plus the separation movements and more recent frustrations about equalization payments. Whether you yourself are upset by any of that or not is your opinion, but it's pretty obvious why she name dropped Quebec three months out from what will be a pretty polarizing election. Agree though, unless she has a concrete plan for getting this arena built that she's going to share and stick to if elected, she really should just stay out of it.