Category Archives: Kansas City Blades

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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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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Sabres hire former KC minor leaguer Ted Nolan

Ted Nolan debuts as the Sabres Head Coach tonight. I love the Sabres hire. If you are a hockey fan in Kansas City you should love it, too. Why? Because Ted Nolan is one of us.

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Metro Toronto enters the “Arena with no tenant” clique

The Greater Toronto metro area (GTA), also known as the Golden Horseshoe, has entered the exclusive clique of cities with NHL/NBA-ready arenas and no anchor tenant. Kansas City Quebec City Greater Toronto Seattle That’s quite a list. If those four … Continue reading

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What of Kemper Arena?

Kemper Arena sits empty. Once the home to the Kansas City Blades — AAA-affiliate of the San Jose Sharks and, for a short time, the Vancouver Canucks. The arena sits in the West Bottoms with virtually zero events. Oh sure, … Continue reading

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Penguins are coming to KC — some have been here before

We’re one month away from the NHL season in Kansas City — which may always last one game. It’s important to point out that some members of Pittsburgh’s traveling party have been here before, but never to Sprint Center. Pittsburgh … 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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KC Blades fans – Who the f*&^ is Stephen Rollins?

Some guy named Stephen Rollins says he’s interested in buying Atlanta Thrashers. He’s a Hollywood movie producer or something like that. /Filmmaker-Stephen Rollins has interest in buying Thrashers He also says be played for the Blades. WTF? WTF? (that’s a … Continue reading

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