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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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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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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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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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Great concerts at Sprint Center because of no NHL team is hooey

Remember all that blathering nonsense about how we get great concerts at Sprint Center because we don’t have an NHL or NBA team eating up dates. In June, Yael Abouhalkah wrote, The city would lose the freedom it has to … 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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Let’s compare KC Mayor Sly James to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

From KOMO-TV in Seattle, Mike McGinn says, “The good news is the NHL views Seattle as a good NHL market – and that’s great news – but as to whether we end up with the team in the near future, … 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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Islanders moving to Brooklyn — how silly were those Islanders to KC rumors now?

It was reported this morning that the New York Islanders will move to Brooklyn 2015 and play in the new Barclays Center — also home of the Brooklyn Nets. Islanders to move to Brooklyn by 2015: source Have you seen … Continue reading

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