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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 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. In recent years, the arena has become old and worn down and desperately needed updates to keep pace with other world-class arenas.
Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980-1984 but have been one of the worst of NHL franchises for the past two decades. Their last postseason appearance came in the 2006-07 season.
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It appears all but certain that the New York Islanders will be relocating from Long Island to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center in 2015.
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...
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...