Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lemieux to meet with Kansas City today

According to numerous sources, Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle are in Kansas City today meeting with officials about possibly moving the team to that city in time for the beginning of the 2007-2008 season.

I'm hoping this is a move aimed more at due diligence and making sure the local politicos understand the seriousness of the situation. My personal feeling is that Pittsburgh won't be able to match an offer made by another city like Kansas City, Las Vegas or Houston, largely because those places would be willing to overpay for a franchise.


Will said...

So do you think that the Pens will stay in Pittsburgh? We don't hear anything about it over here on the west coast so I was wondering what's being said over there.

Pat said...

Yeah, I think they'll stay - they have too much of a devoted fan base here - that's been proven over time. I think this looking around is largely because they want to get the best deal that they can from Pittsburgh

Fauxrumors said...

1) We agree with Pat on this. We hear that the K.C. situation is being used to show the city/state that they have other options, but they want to keep the team in Pitt
2) We believe an alternative/compromise plan will be announced before the season ends, and the Pens will stay put!

Will said...

Well that's good because I could never bring myself to watch the K.C. Penguins. Thanks for the replies.