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Avs an afterthought in Kroenke empire?

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07:49 AM ET 12.24 | For Coloradans these days, hockey fans can test the alternatives -- the Denver Pioneers, the Colorado College Tigers, the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL. But none of that is the NHL. In Denver, the Kroenke Sports ownership, from all indications, has stood back as commissioner Gary Bettman, deputy commissioner Bill Daly and hard-line owners have championed intransigence. KSE is adding to its image -- fair or otherwise -- as an operation that considers the hockey team an afterthought amid the talk of the "3-ball," "bigs" and weakside help. The NHL deserves credit for doing more than accepting its status as the fourth major league: It revels in it.

The Denver Post

Joe Sacco, Icon Sports Joe Sacco, Icon Sports
December 24, 2012  08:12 AM ET

KSE is .... an operation that considers the hockey team an afterthought ....

Judging by the Avs level of competence and performance over the last few years, it certainly seems that way.

December 24, 2012  08:44 AM ET

For Coloradans these days, hockey fans can test the alternatives -- the Denver Pioneers, the Colorado College Tigers, the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.


They forgot to mention the Air Force Falcons and the Boulder Bison...

December 24, 2012  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

For Coloradans these days, hockey fans can test the alternatives -- the Denver Pioneers, the Colorado College Tigers, the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League and the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL.They forgot to mention the Air Force Falcons and the Boulder Bison...

The Denver Pioneers. Aren't they the ones that sell cookies door to door?

December 24, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

KSE is .... an operation that considers the hockey team an afterthought ....

Judging by the Avs level of competence and performance over the last few years, it certainly seems that way.

I was thinking more "afterbirth" Roamer.

December 24, 2012  09:36 AM ET

The NHL is no longer a major league. It has a long road to work it's way back to that status. Major sports leagues are not run by petulant children.

December 24, 2012  09:50 AM ET

I hear the skiing is good out there at this time of year.

December 24, 2012  10:09 AM ET

He should take a lesson from a certain Detroit owner, full rink every game and 3M basball attendence.

December 24, 2012  11:15 AM ET
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The Denver Pioneers. Aren't they the ones that sell cookies door to door?

Slightly more successful than other pioneers...such as the Donner Party.

December 24, 2012  11:41 AM ET
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Slightly more successful than other pioneers...such as the Donner Party.

Such a biting remark.

December 24, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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Such a biting remark.

Can't always be full of good tidings...

Merry Christmas to you Canucklehead and to everyone else that make this place the always interesting community that it is!

December 24, 2012  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Slightly more successful than other pioneers...such as the Donner Party.

That was tasteless:)

December 24, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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Can't always be full of good tidings...Merry Christmas to you Canucklehead and to everyone else that make this place the always interesting community that it is!

As one of everyone else, Merry Christmas back at 'cha

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December 24, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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I hear the skiing is good out there at this time of year.

You'll always find a snow job in Denver.

 
December 24, 2012  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Such a biting remark.

That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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