Monday, August 21, 2017

Kansas City Hockey Comeback?!?!

Another local fantasy about politicos keeping their promises for readers who aren't spending their day looking at the sun. Check:

NHL Expansion: 3 Reasons Why Kansas City Makes Sense

After the addition of the Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL now has 31 teams. Previously, each Western Conference division had seven teams a piece. With the Golden Knights, the Pacific Division now has eight, just like the Eastern Conference's divisions.

11 Comments:

Joseph Turner said...

I'm a hockey fan, and that part of me would love to have NHL at Sprint Center. I'd likely attend frequently. But in reality, I don't see the market in the KC area sustaining it; not with the steep ticket prices that is common in the NHL. And of course, there's what it costs to park by Sprint (which I would, for that, just park at 3rd & Grand and use the Street Car - which is handy for just that purpose).

Take a look at any NHL team, and look at the typical ticket prices. I don't know if KC would fill Sprint for 41 games per year; including on work-nights.

We have the Mavericks in Independence, which is pretty affordable - and to me pretty good hockey, and they typically come close to filling the arena there. That means that the Mavericks "fill a niche market" in KC for hockey. I'd think it makes more sense to go with that for hockey in KC - from a "business sense" standpoint.

And yes, I just admitted that I am a hockey fan, and use the Street Car. Feel free to bombard with me hate mail.

Anonymous said...

5:12 is correct, how are they going to get 15,000 people to spend $100 each on a Tuesday night to see a losing team? When the Royals were bad they couldn't get 15,000 people on a Friday night at $20 per ticket.

Anonymous said...

ALL THE WHITES ARE MOVING ANG BLACKS DONT DO HOCKEY! ANOTHER BRILLANT IDEA.

Anonymous said...

Kc is just a shithole ghetto! Put it by the race track in Kansas.you know the race track that the dumbfucks at city hall lost for kc

Anonymous said...

KILLA city is St. Louis west and they can't even keep a football team.another ghetto failure

Anonymous said...

You kids don't remember the Kansas City blues but I do! They call them the St. Louis blues now. It was fun while it lasted but they left then because of low attendance and the same thing would happen now. This town couldn't support basketball either because the boons won't pay to support them. Haven't you all noticed it's white people that carry the load in this town? If we don't pay for it it'll never happen!

Anonymous said...

I worked for a large downtown bank when we had a hockey team at Kemper. Each person who dealt with customers would be allocated tickets for the hockey team and basketball team, and we had a suite with all the food and booze one could handle. It was still a struggle to get bank customers to the hockey games. There just wasn't much interest. If you found a customer who loved hockey, you kept that information very close to your chest. They were hard to find.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many stadiums the tax payers will have to buy to score some lame ass hockey team. This fucking town can't even get donkey basketball at Sprint Center.

Anonymous said...

The KC Blues were the St Louis Blues minor league feeder, not an NHL team. The KC Scouts were our NHL team in the mid 70's for 2 years before moving.

Anonymous said...


Hockey fans would party at P&L before and after the games..

Mo $$ for KC

Anonymous said...


KC supported the Scouts..even tho the dumbass NHL let tems protect like their 12 best players in the expansion draft --giving KC a horrible team, talent-wise.