So, what does it all mean for Kansas City? Hard to say. Kansas City gets an obligatory mention in many of the articles on the Coyotes. If the Coyotes are relocated in the near term, KC does have the advantage of the Sprint Center being ready to go. But the most important piece of the puzzle - ownership - seems to be being ignored. As far as I can tell, there is no person or group who has the money and the desire to bring a team to KC. Until that changes, there seems to be little hope for KC. (I'm hazy on how it could work for Leiweke/AEG to have an ownership stake in a KC team...but I've never heard any mention they would be willing to forgo their stake in the Kings in order to start a team in KC.)
Toronto/Southern Ontario, on the other hand, has a small army of wealthy people ready to start a second franchise in the area. While ownership would not be a barrier, there is not an arena, and the Maple Leafs reportedly would try to either block a second franchise or demand substantial "territorial fees."
For now, it seems that the Coyotes are unlikely to be moving here. But it might be that we're just a few crazy rich dudes away from it being a serious possibility.