Some recent news out of both Phoenix and Long Island about concessions being made to improve the teams’ respective situations in their current towns.
Neither the Coyotes nor Islanders are anywhere close to moving to Kansas City right now. As such, I don’t plan on covering future minor developments in regards to either team.
I unfortunately don’t sense any traction for the NHL coming to KC anytime soon.
If the Islanders do get an arena deal, it will be too bad that KC will still be stuck with them coming to town for the preseason game this September. The minor buzz of a 1% chance of the Islanders coming to KC will be completely shot. (The only plus for die-hards will be if the Islanders land either John Tavares or Victor Hedman in the draft and we get to see them in one of their very first NHL games—but those names don’t mean a thing to the average Kansas City sports fan.)