Category Archives: NHL

A fond farewell to this blog

After many years of periodically writing a blog about hockey in Kansas City, I’ve decided to close this blog. Years ago, the Kansas City Star started covering the proposed downtown arena and the “promise” of an NHL franchise. I knew, … Continue reading

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Seattle vs KC — who sees NHL’s potential

Let’s take a look at the difference between Kansas City and Seattle in the pursuit of an NHL franchise. Seattle’s local newspaper – Bring an NHL team to town, even though we don’t have a building in which to play! … Continue reading

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Lamar Hunt Jr, the Mavs and the most important thing he said

As we now know, Lamar Hunt Jr. will be the owner of the Missouri Mavericks. It’s certainly interesting. However, ownership wasn’t our greatest need in Kansas City. We had good owners for our minor league hockey team. The one thing … Continue reading

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More on the KC Star’s weak editorial that “No pro sports no big deal for the Sprint Center”

Hey, Sprint Center had the Black Keys tonight! Good thing we don’t have an NHL team to squat on that date. Nashville, Tampa, Sunrise, FL, St. Louis, Raleigh, Dallas, Denver, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg were able to squeeze the … Continue reading

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Breaking down KC Star editorial – No pro sports no big deal for the Sprint Center

Off the top, I want to make sure the intent of this post is clear. This is not a slam of Sprint Center. Sprint Center is a fine arena and was the catalyst for a downtown revival. This is a … Continue reading

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KC Star continues to shill for AEG/Sprint Center

They did it again. The Kansas City Star continues their irresponsible reporting about Sprint Center. It’s like these editorials were written by first year journalism students. In their editorial section, the Star says the investment in Sprint Center continues to … Continue reading

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NHL Board of Governors meeting – Expansion talk

The NHL Board of Governors meets this week in Boca Raton. There has been a lot of talk about the NHL expanding by two teams. And, why not? League revenues are up. New TV contracts are inked and funnel a … Continue reading

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Kansas City — Center of Sports World — for a week

I don’t like it when some outsider says, “Kansas City can’t support an NHL team”. You see, I don’t think that’s true. Here is a 10-day snapshot of sports in Kansas City. Remember, we have about 1.8 – 2.1 million … Continue reading

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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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