We're going to be hearing about the New York Islanders' possible move to Kansas City until at least September. That's when New York will play an exhibition game at the Sprint Center. Until then, we'll be reading news stories like the one in yesterday's Kansas City Star or today's Long Island Business News.
But the stories contradict each other. The Star says the Islanders have an out. The Business News story calls the contract "iron clad." I'm pretty tired of all of the speculation, especially knowing these words of wisdom from Field of Schemes author Neil deMause: "You don't leave New York for Kansas City." deMause is probably right given the NHL's lack of success in Midwestern markets. What good does an empty but new arena with 72 corporate suites do when everyone's broke?
I just can't help but think of Kansas City as the fat girl that the NHL is using for practice sex.