Well, there's plenty of buzz about the Islanders vs. Kings preseason game on Long Island, at least from Long Island's Newsday newspaper. Isles owner Charles Wang wanted to scare the community about the potential relocation of the Islanders. Looks like he has succeeded.
More links than you need, all from Newsday.com:
News of preseason game in KC worries Isles fans
Keep Isles with their namesake
Give Wang, Islanders credit for making bold threat
KC has the arena, but no major sports team
(I notice Paul McGannon scales the rhetoric back when talking to Newsday: "We're not looking to take anybody's team.")
Isles game in KC doesn't phase Hempstead's Murray
Plus, here's some talk from New York sports radio.
Perhaps if all of this speculation keeps up through September, there will be buzz in Kansas City too and fans will come out to try and make a statement that we want a team.