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01-29-2011, 02:40 AM
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NHL In Kansas City Failed Because Of League!!!

Originally Posted by adsfan View Post
KC had the Scouts (NHL) for 2 years. They had the Blades (IHL) for about 12 years. I think the AHL would work there, but you might need some divisional re-alignment.
The Expansion foray(1974) into Kansas City was a joke. The NHL teams forked over mostly minor league talent to the Scouts. Its no wonder they didn't last long. The NHL didn't want teams to be successful or competitive for at least 5 seasons or more. The Scouts had Wilf Paiement,Guy Charron and not much else. Its a black eye for the NHL that they should try to rectify. If the NY Islanders don't end up there the Los Angeles Kings should move their farm club there or better yet operate two clubs in the AHL. Since AEG(Anschutz Entertainment Group) owns the Sprint Center it could work...And the Kings have the talent to stock two clubs...Besides the Western Conference and Eastern Conference never meet so there would not be trouble in that regard...unless they meet in the finals...Kansas City deserves an NHL team again and should be first in line with the Canadian teams Quebec City and Winnipeg. A fourth team could be put in say Milkaukee or Seattle...Of course they would've to get teams through expansion but this time NHL teams should have to give up their 2nd best 'tender, 3rd line forwards and top 5-6 D-men with no one but rookies and 2nd year players exempt...On top of that expansion teams should be permitted to draft Amateur players two years prior. They would draft at the bottom of each round of course...and after round four should have bonus picks to help stock club too...NHL needs to make amends to the disaster they left in KC a long long time ago!!!

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