Wednesday, July 05, 2006

No Preseason game in KC this year

NHL21 officially announced that there will be no preseason game this year at Kemper Arena.

The press release said,

Currently the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL are undergoing an ownership change, and depending on circumstances in Pittsburgh, the Penguins could possibly be a candidate to move to Kansas City and the Sprint Center.

which is stretching the truth, a bit. The Penguins "could possibly" be a candidate for relocation, however "probably won't be" is more accurate. The city, county and state are working more collaboratively with potential ownership groups to secure a new facility in Pittsburgh, regardless of the slots casino license.

Other teams in the NHL also are prospects to call Kansas City home.

I don't believe it. This is just spin until a frachise comes out publicly to say they are considering relocation. Not ONE other NHL team has mentioned relocation.

Kansas City could possibly obtain an expansion franchise from the NHL in the years to come.

In the years to come? How vague. Could the NHL expand in 10 or 20 years, yes. Will it happen in the next five? No way. Not in the middle of this so-far-successful CBA.

“NHL 21 currently is devoting time, energy, and effort to obtaining an NHL franchise for Kansas City and the new Sprint Center. We continue to have productive talks with people associated with Pittsburgh as well as other NHL cities.” McGannon added,

Seriously, let's work on ATTAINABLE goals, like an AHL team.


At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep the NHL home fires burning in KC. The salary cap is rising. Small markets(w/o more revenue sharing) are going to quiver.

At 9:03 PM, Blogger KCHockeyBuzz said...

Um, we ARE a small market and would be in the same boat...

At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks like Fingold is seeing the writing on the appears the Pens are staying in Pittsburgh where they belong....

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe so... Just as long as the owner don't think small.


Post a Comment

<< Home