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Just a guy in KC who loves hockey. KC is a hockey town. We just don't know it, yet.

Kansas City hosts NHL preseason game – one day after Quebec and Brooklyn

Fact: An NHL Preseason game in Quebec City drew a capacity crowd of 15,074 at the aged Pepsi Colisee. Fact: The NY Islanders drew 11,823 in their soon-to-be-home the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. What does this attendance tell us about … Continue reading

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Dallas Stars are in KC this weekend — model for how to build hockey community

I lived in Dallas for a Summer in 1986. There was, basically, no place for me to strap on the skates. Oh, there was a sheet of ice in the Galleria and, I think, one other rink. But, for a … Continue reading

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What the NHL Preseason Game in KC is and is not

Just a couple of days until the NHL Preseason game at Sprint Center. Let’s dispel some myths. What the NHL Preseason Game is: -A really good time for hockey fans in Kansas City. We’re a bit of a displaced group. … Continue reading

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Kansas City mentioned as possible NHL expansion destination…again

Gary Bettman is at it again. Now, with a CBA that lasts seven more seasons and a new Canadian TV deal that is bringing a record amount of television revenue to the NHL, Bettman is back to using one market … Continue reading

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What bothers me most about CHL rumors, Mavericks and hockey in KC

Today should be an interesting day for the Central Hockey League, Missouri Mavericks and hockey in Kansas City. I think the part that bothers me most is IF the Central Hockey League folds and leaves the Mavericks in a lurch … Continue reading

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Foutch Brothers Plan for Kemper does not involve ice

The Foutch Brothers outlined their plan to a city council committee last night. Proposal would turn Kemper Arena into youth sports complex I just thought I’d let all hockey and ice-related sports enthusiasts that the Foutch Brothers plan does not … Continue reading

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The rare occassion when the Kansas City & NHL topic comes up

It doesn’t happen very often anymore. Years ago, when it seemed like an NHL team in Sprint Center was a possibility, someone would bring up the NHL in Kansas City. Now that it’s a foregone conclusion that it will never … Continue reading

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Future of Kemper takes a strange twist

In today’s Kansas City Star, there is an interesting article about the strange twist the future of Kemper Arena has taken. The all powerful American Royal leaders planned to demolish the building and erect a new, smaller arena on the … Continue reading

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Does Kansas City now have an owner for an NHL franchise?

Can you flip boxes of chocolate for an NHL franchise? News today that Lindt & Sprüngli had reached an agreement to acquire Russell Stover Candies Lindt for $1.5B is certainly interesting. Why? Well, for one, the Ward family have been … Continue reading

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Wang to sell Islanders, Kansas City was never an option

Islanders fans are rejoicing as word is that 69-year old Charles Wang is considering selling the franchise. Of course, reports are that he wants $300M for the team. That would be $100M for every playoff win since 2004. The Hockey … Continue reading

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