Kansas City plans still in works
Tim Leiweke, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Kings and manages the Sprint Center, met with some business leaders before the game in an attempt to line up local ownership in the event a team becomes available after the 2008-09 season.
“I can’t think of any reason this doesn’t work here,” Leiweke said. “Kansas City has the best arena without a hockey team in the world. I didn’t look at this as an audition game (for the NHL). I’ll bet we have as many in here tonight as we have in LA. Preseason hockey the first couple of weeks in any market is a bit of a trick.”
Hard to believe.
The exhibition game, which looked to be a bit of a snoozer, only drew an "announced crowd of 11,603" but that's not far off what a lot of U.S. markets are getting for exhibition hockey. There were only 8,200 at the game in Los Angeles last night.