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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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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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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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Would you rather? Perhaps KC is better off without…

Ok, so let’s play that game that teenagers love to play. Would you rather? -Be us, Kansas City, with our new arena that doesn’t have a NBA or NHL anchor tenant. We needed Sprint Center. While I do not agree … 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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Sprint Center gets in an NBA team — when it moves to Pier 30 in SF…

Artists renderings show the plan to get an NBA team in Sprint Center. The arena is going to be uprooted and moved to San Francisco. Then, the Golden State Warriors will move across the Bay and play in the arena. … Continue reading

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Kansas City Kings to become the Royals

OK, so that title is a little deceiving, but clever, right? Rumors abound through the media that the Maloof brothers, who own the Sacramento Kings, have filed for a trademark registrations for the names Anaheim Royals, Anaheim Royals of Southern … Continue reading

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American Royal to Sprint Center = death of NBA/NHL pipedream

So, I wake up the other morning and see a column in the Kansas City Star that the American Royal is considering a move from Kemper Arena to Sprint Center. No bull: The Royal could shift to the Sprint Center … Continue reading

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NBA dominoes beginning to fall — KC not one of them

Remember a few months ago when we had a local sports talker giggling and guffawing about KC having a “50% chance of landing the Hornets if the NBA takes control of the franchise.” The underlying intention of KC sports talkers … Continue reading

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Coyotes off the NHL relocation list

It looks as if a 40-something Chicagoan has an agreement with the NHL to purchase the Phoenix (Arizona) Coyotes from the NHL and, as of last night, has a new lease agreement with the City of Glendale to play at … Continue reading

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