Found November 08, 2012 on
As everyone in the hockey world already knows, it was announced two weeks ago that the New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York beginning in the 2015-16 season.
While Islanders' fans more than likely have mixed views on the move, I was curious to see what a New York Rangers' fan felt about the move. As such, I reached out to Dave Shapiro of the great Rangers' fan blog Blue Seat Blogs to get his thoughts.
PH: What was your first reaction when you heard that the New York Islanders were going to be moving to Brooklyn? Why?
DS: I thought it was the inevitable move, and I'm happy that they found a new home. It keeps the Islanders in the division and gives their fans a much nicer arena to visit. This is one of the best rivalries in the game, and it needed to be preserved.
PH: In what ways could this move benefit New York Rangers’ fans? How
DS: It makes Islander games easier to get to, which does help for the three games the R...
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