Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Westward, ho!


  • Please log in to reply
120 replies to this topic

#21 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,906 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

Kansas City Landlubbers?

Wow, without Detroit or Columbus, and with KCL, the central would lose quality.

#22 StevieY9802

StevieY9802

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,529 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

I just don't see the NHL letting the Wings go east. They are a huge draw out west and to lose them would hurt some of those teams. While I would LOVE it for travel and the fact there would be less games to stay up late for, I honestly don't see it happening.

#23 South Dakota wings fan

South Dakota wings fan

    4th Line Grinder

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 297 posts
  • Location:Sioux Falls, SD

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE (Decoy Jones @ March 10, 2009 - 10:50AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But Detroit is a huge draw for wetsern teams. I doubt the Islanders will have the same sort of draw. Do they just let them go to the East without a fight?



As much as I wish the wings could move east to cut down on travel, I think CBJ would be better served to join the Eastern Conference. They could be in the same division with the Pens & Flyers and have a natural georgraphical rivalry. I think that would help the league and CBJ more than the wings moving East.

Plus, putting the K.C. Islanders in the Central division would give them another whipping boy to pile up some points. It would also be within driving distance for me to take in a game that would be cheaper than going to St. Paul to see the Wild.

#24 KATIEBARTHEDOOR24

KATIEBARTHEDOOR24

    Love slave to the system

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 763 posts
  • Location:Clarklake,MI

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:40 PM

Let them move to KC and history will repeat itself. We all know how well the Scouts did. If you were old enough anyway.
KOHARSKI, HAVE ANOTHER DONUT, YOU FAT PIG
"Statistics are for losers, unless they are good ones."- Mickey Redman
"Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun."- Ash
"Stay thirsty my friends."- The Most Interesting Man In The World

#25 Krystal

Krystal

    Hank's My Hero

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  • Location:KC

Posted 10 March 2009 - 03:53 PM

While I hate the reminder of the tragedy that was NHL hockey in Kansas City - the "history will repeat itself" argument has got to effing go >_> Colorado got their team sacked before and the Avs seem to be prospering just fine.

However, as much as I would LOVE to have an NHL team to call my own.. Kansas City isf****** up so much of it's pro sports deals here that I'd CRINGE to see the NHL logo attached to anything. Right now we're on the verge of losing both the Chiefs AND Royals. Despite thinking that we could probably house an NHL team, putting one in this area with the way they're treating pro sports right now would be a HUGE mistake on the NHL's part.

Down the road, once the Mayor quits trying to eff everything up (or Kansas City elects a new one)... then I'd be all for giving it a go. Right now though, I just can't justify it. No matter how badly I want to have a team here.

Sit tight Islanders! Give Kansas City time to kick out the mayor before you come on over. laugh.gif

#26 Datsyerberger

Datsyerberger

    "Dat's yer burger, Hank."

  • HoF Booster
  • 3,097 posts
  • Location:Pueblo, CO

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:27 PM

Yes, I know the main part of the city itself is in Missouri, but still, some name ideas...

Kansas City..

Wizards
Tornadoes
Scarecrows
Tin Men
Munchkins
Totos
Lions
(Tigers? Bears? Oh my...)
If some bored artist wants to make me a signature, feel free to cut loose and do so.

Of course, I could get off my lame rear and do something.

#27 I Red Wings I

I Red Wings I

    Holy mackerel!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,024 posts
  • Location:Tacoma, WA formerly Toledo, OH

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:42 PM

Islanders move to K.C., Detroit goes to the North East Division, Minnesota to Central, and Boston to the Atlantic. K.C. would be in the North West Division. Perfect biggrin.gif

#28 Zetterling

Zetterling

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,060 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

Haha, how about Kansas City,

Buffaloes
Wind Harvesters
Windhawks
Hogs
Windmills
Stampeders
Wolfs






#29 I Red Wings I

I Red Wings I

    Holy mackerel!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,024 posts
  • Location:Tacoma, WA formerly Toledo, OH

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (Zetterling @ March 10, 2009 - 04:45PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Haha, how about Kansas City,

Buffaloes
Wind Harvesters
Windhawks
Hogs
Windmills
Stampeders
Wolfs


Wolves sounds better, right?


#30 Zetterling

Zetterling

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,060 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (I Red Wings I @ March 10, 2009 - 05:47PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wolves sounds better, right?


That is correct sir. Foiled by spell check.

#31 Glubki

Glubki

    2nd Line Scorer

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 569 posts
  • Location:Sarasota, FL

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

The Kansas City Grillers...
If you have an online nemesis you are spending too much time online....

#32 Datsyerberger

Datsyerberger

    "Dat's yer burger, Hank."

  • HoF Booster
  • 3,097 posts
  • Location:Pueblo, CO

Posted 10 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

QUOTE (I Red Wings I @ March 10, 2009 - 04:47PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wolves sounds better, right?


No no no, it's like the Maple Leafs.
If some bored artist wants to make me a signature, feel free to cut loose and do so.

Of course, I could get off my lame rear and do something.

#33 Zetterling

Zetterling

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,060 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (I Red Wings I @ March 10, 2009 - 05:42PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Islanders move to K.C., Detroit goes to the North East Division, Minnesota to Central, and Boston to the Atlantic. K.C. would be in the North West Division. Perfect biggrin.gif


Whoa, this would work out great.

QUOTE (Datsyerberger @ March 10, 2009 - 05:59PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No no no, it's like the Maple Leafs.


Oh that's right. Leafs sounds better.

#34 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,612 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

Kansas City Ribs?

I think the two key elements in the article are:

"Wang has been after and has been promised a new or refurbished Coliseum for years. But the project it's attached to is hung up in an environmental assessment and taking far too long for Wang's liking."

and

"The Islanders' lease expires in 2015, but some believe he'd move the Islanders before then. Commissioner Gary Bettman has publicly supported Wang's call for a new or retrofitted arena."

In the world of business negotiations, this is called "leverage, with the boss covering your back".


"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#35 I Red Wings I

I Red Wings I

    Holy mackerel!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,024 posts
  • Location:Tacoma, WA formerly Toledo, OH

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE (Zetterling @ March 10, 2009 - 05:12PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whoa, this would work out great.



Oh that's right. Leafs sounds better.

Then you're looking at Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Buffalo six times a year. That would be sweet

#36 Z and D for the C

Z and D for the C

    This is the TBL forum, right?

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,026 posts
  • Location:D, Michigan

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:26 PM

I don't want to move to the east.

Edited by Z and D for the C, 10 March 2009 - 05:27 PM.

Just cause you look like the gimp don't mean you play like the gimp!


#37 DyingAlive

DyingAlive

    1st Line Sniper

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 856 posts
  • Location:Bruins Territory

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:32 PM

I don't think moving them to Kansas City, what kind of hockey is played in the midwest down in Kansas?

Stupid, stupid..
Posted Image

#38 Dawgs

Dawgs

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 194 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:39 PM

QUOTE (Carman @ March 10, 2009 - 12:39PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Actually the wings did say they would move to the EC before, if I can recall correctly. I'm not a 100% sure I think it might have been when the talks were going on about 32 teams. unsure.gif


Yea I remember something from last year concerning this. Something like Bettman promising the Wings that if anyone moved east it would be them.


#39 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,906 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE (DyingAlive @ March 10, 2009 - 05:32PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think moving them to Kansas City, what kind of hockey is played in the midwest down in Kansas?

Stupid, stupid..

Field hockey?

Don't worry, they're not talking about moving to Kansas, they're talking about moving to Kansas City.
Missouri is such a hockey mecca...just ask the Blues. ph34r.gif

#40 BlakChamber

BlakChamber

    Don't Mess With...

  • Gold Booster
  • 4,189 posts

Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE (DyingAlive @ March 10, 2009 - 04:32PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think moving them to Kansas City, what kind of hockey is played in the midwest down in Kansas?

Stupid, stupid..

They get snow in KC and ice forms naturally. Isn't that the only real requirement for hockey?

The demon code prevents me from declining a rock-off challenge.






Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users