Tag Archives: Gary Bettman

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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If the Coyotes aren’t good enough for KC Mayor James, are the Devils?

Will Kansas City make a play to bring the Scouts home? Remember this lovely quote from Mayor Sly James: ““Let me ask you this,” James said. “Which would you rather have, the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Phoenix Coyotes? Who do … 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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Could the Phoenix Coyotes go the way of the Cleveland Barons rather than move to KC?

I try to impart some wisdom into this blog. You see, when you live in Kansas City, it is very hard to find anyone who knows anything about the history of the NHL. Hell, even our own sports blatherers say … Continue reading

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Yo. Dude that writes the PucKChaser blog, where the hell have you been? You win a “Best of Kansas City” from The Pitch and you disappear. What gives? Job stress and relatively uninspired. I’m involved in some other youth sports … Continue reading

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NHL game at KC’s Sprint Center is just 10 days away — have fun, keep expectations low

The NHL game at Sprint Center is less than two weeks away. Over this two week period, you are going to hear about how up to six NHL teams are either for sale or having financial trouble. This statement is … Continue reading

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Closing door on NHL in Kansas City may be official — at least we get a practice game

Today, the NHL may have officially closed the door on having a franchise in Kansas City. Every market that currently wants an NHL franchise and doesn’t have one localized the story. A reporter in Quebec asked Gary Bettman about if … Continue reading

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Worst hockey season in Kansas City in 35 years ends with an inexcusable snub for Winnipeg

What is easily the worst hockey season in 35 years (Scouts moved in 1976) may come to a close as early as tomorrow when the announcement may be made that Kansas City has been passed over as the “next” NHL … Continue reading

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Latest NHL ownership fire — Atlanta

Get it? Atlanta. Fire. Ok, admittedly weak attempt. Atlanta Thrashers on the clock – Is Kansas City still even on the list? As noted earlier, the Toronto Globe & Mail doesn’t think so. Let me do a reset, since I’ve … Continue reading

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NBA or NHL team relocating to KC — it’s not that we can’t

NBA fans and sports talk hosts that are afraid they’ll have to talk about hockey someday are all a twitter over the instability of the New Orleans Hornets franchise. We NHL fans have news for you. We’ve been there. Perhaps … Continue reading

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