Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:47 PM
I tried googling it, but couldn't find it, so take this story with a grain of salt, but I had heard that the team had severe money problems the second half of that season and pay was running late and there were worries that pay wouldn't come at all so players just stopped giving a crap. I forget where, when, and who told me this though.
Interesting...it is true that the owners were losing tons of money and didn't have much in the way of reserves, and that kind of drop-off in performance is just insane...the Scouts weren't winning a Cup that year, but they should have been able to flirt with 20 wins and 50 points for the season, especially after they won 11 of 36 to start things off. Does make you wonder...
They averaged just over 8000 a game in attendance in those two years, and when a season ticket drive led to just 2000 season tickets being sold after the second year, the owners said the hell with this. End of NHL hockey in KC.
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