Friday, January 16, 2009

But there are no islands in Kansas City!

Reports indicate that the New York Islanders have signed on to play an exhibition game against the Kings next year... in Kansas City.
The long suffering Isles fan base could be put out of its misery, if you were one to read into reports such as this.
Isles owner Charles Wang has been pushing for a new arena in Nassau County since he took over the team in 2000, and has spearheaded "The Lighthouse Project", which would be a large scale sports and entertainment venue in the area, apparently at no cost to taxpayers (isn't that the way it always starts?).
We talked about it on the podcast last night. Kansas City has the brand spankin' new Sprint Center just waiting for a tenant. It is very appealing to teams in peril, especially given the fact that any team moving there would be offered free rent, just as the Pittsburgh Penguins were in 2007.
An interesting story to keep your eyes on.

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