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The New York Islanders, starting in 2015, will be calling the Barclays Center their home. Can anybody say, “Brooklyn we did it”? This move definitely solidifies the arena as a staple not only in Brooklyn but New York.
The claim for best arena in New York is seemingly up for grabs. The Islanders could catch a couple of gems in the draft and find themselves in a great position to excel in their new arena.
We already know what the Brooklyn Nets owner intends to do. If you don’t know by now, win championships.
The most important aspect is the Islanders and Nets could easily surpass the Knicks and Rangers with a couple of historic seasons. When you examine the New York sports scene only the Yankees and Giants truly hold an edge amongst the state rivalries.
The Islanders will easily attract a new fan base interested in what all the fuss will be about. Unknown to many sports fans, the Islanders at one time won four straight Stanley Cup titles.
In fact, the Islanders haven’t won a playoff series since their 1992-93 campaign. If the Knicks are due to break their streak then you should bet the house and the car on the Islanders.
I know a lot of you are thinking, but the Knicks have Reed and the Rangers had Messier. Well the Nets had Irving and Barkley, sorry but I had to give them something.
The Nets do have two ABA Championships under their belt but not an NBA title. Most of you remember when Kidd dominated there for a while but wasn’t able to get over the hump.
Brooklyn may serve to be a sort of a good luck charm that could break the plague that has fell over both the Islanders and Nets.
The Dodgers and Giants hosted epic battles in the live ball era. Maybe Brooklyn just has that golden New York essence. The Islanders could still keep the orange and blue.
In the end, Brooklyn, the Nets, the Islanders, and New York benefit immensely together.
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A person familiar with the situation says the NHL's New York Islanders have struck a deal to move to Brooklyn's Barclays Center as early as 2015.
The person was not authorized to discuss the situation prior to an afternoon announcement and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Islanders were founded in 1972 and have played all of their games at the...
The rumors are true. The New York Islanders are moving to Brooklyn in 2015. The move, one that has been speculated for quite some time now, was confirmed by the New York Post (Source) and various members of the NHL media (Source).
Hockey is officially coming to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
This article will be updated as more information is released.
Update 12:20pm Central...
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who fawns over Nassau Coliseum in its current condition. It’s old, it smells funny, it leaks – it needs to be renovated from the top to the bottom and back up again. Islanders owner Charles Wang should move the team to a new building that’s deserving of a modern NHL franchise. What was good in the 70s and 80s isn’t good in the 2010s...
#Isles #NYR Rangers were aware of the Isles move to Brooklyn and apparently had no issue with it.
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) October 24, 2012
... Why would the Rangers have an issue with it? Now this will give them 3 areans for their fans to sell out.
I also filmed a YouTube video sharing my thoughts on the Isles move to Brooklyn. With the right moves, development...
The Barclays Center is about to have a new tenant. The multi-billion dollar arena, which opened last month is set to host hockey in 2015. The NHL's New York Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn according to a statement released by the team today. The Isles have been attempting to secure a new stadium for years -- Nassau Coliseum was built in 1972 and was expanded once,...
NEW YORK -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with the...
NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it looks like a full-82 game schedule "is not going to be a reality," as the lockout nears its seventh week.
Speaking at a press conference Wednesday announcing the New York Islanders' move from Nassau Coliseum to Brooklyn's Barclays Center in 2015, Bettman seemed resigned to looking at a shortened season with...
As announced Wednesday, the New York Islanders will relocate to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. Signing a 25-year lease with the Barclays Center, owner Charles will reportedly retain 100 percent ownership of the club.As suggested by the above video, I think becoming the Brooklyn Islanders will only help the team become successful again. Let's not start talking, the rebirth of...
Funny I seem to recall that Gary Bettman back in April had ruled the Barclay Center out as a future home for the New York Islanders. Why the NHL Commissioner said at the time that he did not believe that the Islander fans would follow the team from Uniondale to Brooklyn.
Never mind that the Barclay Center is served by 11 different NYC subway lines, the LIRR...