Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Former KC Blade in NHL's Western Conference Final

This is a nice litte article (I'm assuming online only) by the KC Star's Alan Burchardt previewing the NHL Conference Finals matchups and giving local connections of each team.  Under the Phoenix Coyotes, Burchardt writes:
Former Kansas City Blade Ray Whitney racked up 77 points in his second season in the Valley of the Sun. The Coyotes are his seventh NHL team.
I had to look back, and, yep, holy crap, he did play for the Blades during the 1992-93 season.  He played 46 games with 20 goals and 33 assists, so yeah, he wasn't with the Blades too long.  Whitney won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06.

Also, this just in:  Ray Whitney is old.

After the jump, you will find a photo retrospective of Ray Whitney as a member of the Kansas City Blades.  It's pretty touching.  Break out the tissues!

This item is for sale on eBay.  Hurry, while supplies last.
An artist's conception of hockey in 1992

I always thought this commercial was pretty dumb, until I learned that it used actual footage.
Okay, I don't want to lie to you guys, so, this one is photoshopped.  I couldn't find any other Ray Whitney Blade photos.  Actually, this is more of an excuse to show the Blades original red jersey.  Damn that thing was sharp.  

So, yeah, that's about it.  But what a memorable 46 games!  It kind of brings a tear to your eye.

And, hey, while you are perusing the Internet and all it has to offer, jump over to the Kansas City Hockey History site and learn something, ya crazy kid.  Or, if learning about one thing is more your speed, check out the Kansas City Blades Tribute Site.  On the real, KCHH is the first site that introduced me to everything and anything Kansas City hockey history related oh so many years ago, and it is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Kansas City sports history, in general.

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