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StaggerLee
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news?slug=ap-penguins-kansascity&prov=ap&type=lgns


    The Pittsburgh Penguins could play rent-free and be equal managing partners in the new Sprint Center if they move to Kansas City, under an offer unveiled Thursday by the arena's operating group.

    Tim Leiweke, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, said the Penguins would not have to buy into the management agreement. The $276 million Sprint Center is scheduled to open in October.

    The Penguins' owners, unhappy with the 45-year-old Mellon Arena, the NHL's oldest venue, have been exploring a move since a new arena deal fell through last month.

    "We are not trying to steal the Penguins," Leiweke said. "We have been very respectful of their process. We understand that this is Pittsburgh's to lose, and we respect that."
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This is more of a sure-thing than the Yankees trading Randy Johnson. It just will take a while. Face it, the Pens are NOT going to Houston, and sadly for Winnipeg, they're not going to Canada either. KC is a good spot for hockey.



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JustinShapiro
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    The Pittsburgh Penguins could play rent-free and be equal managing partners in the new Sprint Center if they move to Kansas City, under an offer unveiled Thursday by the arena's operating group.


The AP outline is misleading. The Penguins would play rent-free and take in 100% of arena revenues in Pittsburgh. In KC they get 100% of the 50% of the arena revenues they own -- in other words, 50%.

    Originally posted by chill
    This is more of a sure-thing than the Yankees trading Randy Johnson.


You should share your confidence with the guy from Kansas City. "This by no means is a sure thing for Kansas City. Chances are better than not they work this out in Pittsburgh."


    It just will take a while.


No, it will be known one way or another in the next three weeks.

(edited by JustinShapiro on 4.1.07 1713)
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    Originally posted by chill
    KC is a good spot for hockey.


Yes, just ask the Scouts.



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Pittsburgh Pens?

http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_004175330.html


    Lemieux: Optimistic About Pens' Future Here

    After meeting with Governor Ed Rendell and other local leaders this afternoon, Pittsburgh Penguins Owner Mario Lemieux told KDKA he's optimistic about his team's future here in Pittsburgh, but the team is continuing to evaluate its options.

    Lemieux went behind closed doors with the governor, Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl this afternoon hoping to reach a deal to keep the team in town.

    Although no agreement on a so-called "Plan B" to build a new arena for the team was reached, Lemieux said he was very pleased by what he heard today.
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Why didn't they build that new arena? You know, the one the casino offered? I mean, if I remember correctly, it would have been 100% privately financed, and that's never a bad thing when it comes to entertainment and sporting venues.

In this series of duelling articles, I have no idea what to believe: KC being optimistic about getting the Pens, or Lemieux being optimistic about them staying in Pittsburgh. It's all too confusing.

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You're kidding me!
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    Originally posted by Oliver
    Why didn't they build that new arena? You know, the one the casino offered? I mean, if I remember correctly, it would have been 100% privately financed, and that's never a bad thing when it comes to entertainment and sporting venues.

    In this series of duelling articles, I have no idea what to believe: KC being optimistic about getting the Pens, or Lemieux being optimistic about them staying in Pittsburgh. It's all too confusing.

    (edited by Oliver on 4.1.07 1746)


Because the casino didn't get the licenses to run slot machines, which basically would have made the place profittable to them. So no license means no arena.



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Preach on, Brother!!! And an extra "Screw you guys. [/Cartman]" from those of us who had perfectly good minor league teams run off by the (ludicrously overpriced) NHL. My closest hockey is the ECHL cities:
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