Category Archives: AHL

Mark Cuban is wrong about D-League – the NHL does it better

I am the rarest of sports fans — a Kansas basketball fan who closely follows the NHL. With those strange characteristics, I have a unique view of how wrong the NBA’s age requirement is and how simple it is to … Continue reading

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Former Kansas City resident carries his country’s flag at Opening Ceremonies

Did you see the former Kansas City resident carrying his country’s flag at last night’s Opening Ceremonies? Former Kansas City Blade Sandis Ozolinsh carried the Latvian flag last night. Proving two things Sandis Ozolinsh is old. When we had the … Continue reading

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Two Olympic Hockey Players with ties to Kansas City

In a few weeks, the puck will drop on the Olympic hockey tournament. The Olympic hockey tournament is one of the few times that the sport we love takes center stage. Well, since the Lost City of Bettman blog called … Continue reading

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AHL — moving to Des Moines

The former Houston Aeros are no longer and the Minnesota Wild are going to move their AHL franchise to Des Moines. Good for Des Moines. The former ice pigs (or whatever the hell they were called) really suffered from bad … Continue reading

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Kansas City returns to being an NHL affiliate — AA this time, still good news

The Missouri Mavericks announced today that they will carry an affiliation with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Chicago Wolves are the AAA-affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. Is this a big deal? Hmmm…not really. Is this … Continue reading

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Puck Daddy weighs with “KC’s chances of NHL take a hit” — still a great sports market

I’m humbled to get a mention in what I consider absolute must reading for every hockey fan — Sean Leahy from Puck Daddy weighed in with this post: I think Sean does a pretty good job of setting the stage … Continue reading

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Could KC be headed for the ECHL and an NHL affiliation?

Now that hockey season is wrapping up, the “minor league silly season” begins. Who will be back in the CHL? Will all 30 AHL remain in their current markets? What of the ECHL? It happens every year. The Central Hockey … Continue reading

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Missouri Mavs — I’m sorry. Now go to one of their games!!

You know. I feel like I kind of owe the Missouri Mavericks an apology. In the past, I’ve made some rather snippy comments about the lack of talent in the CHL. (I’m 100% certain they don’t care). I once wrote, … Continue reading

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Sprint Center has an anchor tenant

It seems Sprint Center now has an anchor tenant. The Arena Football League is back, KC will have a team and they’ll play in Sprint Center. I thought AEG didn’t want minor league sports in Sprint Center? Isn’t AFL minor … Continue reading

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NHL21 says KC in NHL = Des Moines in AHL

According to a story in the Des Moines Register, Paul McGannon of NHL21 says that if Kansas City gets an NHL team, then the AHL affiliate should be in Des Moines. I could have sworn last year at the Mavericks … Continue reading

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