Sunday, October 25, 2009

Indians With Sticks ...

If you follow this blog, then you are well aware that I relish cardboard with Indians - or what is accepted as Native Americans.

I also love the fastest team sport on ice - hockey. So when you get a chance to combine the two ...
it should be something special. Well ... not always, but when the NHL announced in 1972 that Kansas City would get a franchise - they went with the Western theme of an indian. Much like the history of our Native Americans, it did not work out so well.

The Kansas City Scouts lasted until 1976 when they moved to Colorado to become the Rockies - which didn't work out so well ... and they moved to New Jersey to become the Devils.

That didn't start out so well either, but has progressed to some great success.

The club was originally to be called the Mohawks, but protest by the Chicago Blackhawks franchise prompted the change to Scouts - named after the Kansas City Scout statue that overlooks the Missouri city.

So while it could have been a better indian logo, it is a tribute to the concrete Native.

4 comments:

Dinged Corners said...

Are you feeling better?

Was it THE flu?

MattR said...

Cool. I hadn't heard of the KC Scouts. I thought they were always the Rockies before moving to New Jersey.

Chuck's Used Cards said...

I am better thanks Dinged Cards ...

it is an interesting path to follow almost all our major sports teams from Boston, New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

Tony said...

Why do Americans always call hockey "Ice Hockey". There is only one kind. BTW, there are some other defunct teams, like Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals etc...