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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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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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Does latest NHL CBA Proposal include Expansion — possibly for Kansas City?

Two years ago, I wrote that I thought Kansas City’s best chance for an NHL team rested on the shoulders of a man most of us in KC can’t stand — Donald Fehr. Yes, Fehr, the University of Missouri – … 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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Metro Toronto enters the “Arena with no tenant” clique

The Greater Toronto metro area (GTA), also known as the Golden Horseshoe, has entered the exclusive clique of cities with NHL/NBA-ready arenas and no anchor tenant. Kansas City Quebec City Greater Toronto Seattle That’s quite a list. If those four … Continue reading

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NHL Cancels September Preseason — Game in KC next?

The NHL has cancelled all preseason games through September. The NHL game in Kansas City is scheduled for October 6. Simple math tells us that we will know in one week whether the game between the New York Rangers and … 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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