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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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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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What Kansas City not being mentioned in Toronto story about NHL expansion is really about

So, it happens every few years or so. NHL expansion talk heats up. It took a backseat last year because the NHL was struggling with labor peace. Then, when the 8-year CBA was finally ratified and divisions realigned, expansion talk … Continue reading

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NHL preseason hockey returns to Kansas City — Dallas Stars v. St. Louis Blues September 27

Remember how a few years ago the Rangers and Avs were scheduled for a preseason game at Sprint Center. Those that schedule and promote hockey games in Kansas City finally got it right. A marquee franchise against a team in … Continue reading

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Alternate Plans for Kansas City’s Kemper Arena sound like, well, what I said

So, did you see the Business Journal’s story on the proposal for Kemper Arena? Developer has plan for Kemper Arena; American Royal not interested Steve Foutch confirmed Tuesday that Foutch Brothers plans to buy the West Bottoms arena, which largely … Continue reading

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Eve of another NHL season with no hockey at Sprint Center

The 2013-2014 NHL season opens tomorrow night. The season is also known as the seventh season AEG has not fulfilled their promise to bring an NHL or NBA franchise to Sprint Center. Season 7 ASC. At what point is Sprint … Continue reading

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Leiweke promises Toronto a parade — like he promised Kansas City an NHL/NBA team

You’ve got to hand it to Tim Leiweke. He knows which words to say. In the movie Bull Durham, Annie once said, “Oh, Crash, you do make speeches.” Well, Susan Sarandon’s line could be used for Mr. Leiweke, “Oh, Tim, … Continue reading

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Curious case of arena management, Kansas City and Glendale, Az

Today is a big day in Glendale, Arizona. The four year soap opera involving the Phoenix Coyotes, Jerry Moyes, Jim Balsillie, His Evilness Gary Bettman, Judge Redfield T. Baum (remember him? He was awesome), Jerry Reinsdorf, Matthew Hulsizer, Raffi Torres, … Continue reading

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NHL is not coming to Kansas City, not under Mayor Sly James watch

Once again, it looks like franchise relocation in the NHL (and/or the NBA) is upon us. Just like when it was clear that Atlanta Spirit, LLC was going to sell off the Thrashers and just like when Clay Bennett decided … Continue reading

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Sprint Center turns 5 & KC Star Celebrates 8 years as Sprint Center PR Rep

The Kansas City Star had a nice article in Sunday’s edition about Sprint Center. A popular and financial success, Sprint Center turns five It’s a good article that looks back at the history of Sprint Center and the activity at … Continue reading

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