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Old 01-03-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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The sad truth is that the offer to move to the midwest is far better (and more likely to happen) than anything Pittsburgh can come up with in hopes of keeping the franchise.

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Old 01-03-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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It could still be a political push by Lemieux to make sure officials locally and statewide begin to realize the seriousness of this problem.

Lemieux is going to be speaking to Pittsburgh officials tomorrow I believe.

Either way my fingers are crossed...
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:27 AM   #3
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The Sprint Center would be a great draw for the Penguins, however, their might not be that much of a fan base in KC.

From what I've seen, the Sprint Center is looking quite nice.

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:19 PM   #4
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The fan base in Kansas City exists, and the Penguins would no doubt draw in Kansas City.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:00 PM   #5
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Yes, there is undoubtedly a market for more professional sports in Kansas City. The Penguins -- especially these Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Penguins -- would do incredibly well in a thriving, hungry market with high-end facilities. Houston and Portland are also said to be serious candidates for relocation, the former being one of the top markets in the country.

But like jhuerbin88, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The burden is entirely on the city of Pittsburgh, now.
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I love the Penguins and would be thoroughly crushed to see them leave.

However, hypothetically speaking, if the team was to move, I'd want to see them in Canada. I hear Winnipeg has an arena.
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I love the Penguins and would be thoroughly crushed to see them leave.

However, hypothetically speaking, if the team was to move, I'd want to see them in Canada. I hear Winnipeg has an arena.
Tryin' to save your sport and culture from the external pressures of the outsiders J? Funny how the outsiders use your tradition and culture to hold the sport up yet use the barriers created by that mindset to rape you when the $ is on the line ...isn't it?

I hear thee and sympathize...as well as hope for the best. :thumbup:
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Now there's talk about Houston

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070123...s_070123182406

Penguins in Texas? That's like Jazz in Utah...
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I bet they will end up in Alaska...Seriously, there are far too many adamant fans to break the tradition. The atmosphere around the city is much like that of the early 90's. I will be interested to see the season ticket sales for next season so far, anyone>?
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If the Penguins do move to KC, chain-reaction realignment would no doubt result, with the Washington Capitals taking the Penguins' spot in the Atlantic Division, the Nashville Predators moving from the Central to the Southeast, with the Kansas City Penguins (or perhaps they would be renamed?) winding up in the Central.
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This would be great for me. It would give me several options to see -- Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, and the KC "Penguins". I'd like to see them named the "Monarchs" in honor of Buck O'Neil, although the name might not fit well.
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"The Pittsburgh Penguins notified the National Hockey League on Monday that talks for a new arena have deadlocked, which may help free the team for a move to Sprint Center in Kansas City."

"In the letter, (Mario) Lemieux and (Ron) Burkle wrote about their Jan. 4 meeting in Kansas City and about how they were 'greeted with open arms by arena officials and political and business leaders and were treated as valued new partners in the community.'"

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The Kansas City Star has said that the Sprint Center, which would seat 17,295 people for a hockey game, is on schedule, on budget and has already sold out its seventy-two luxury suites.
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