Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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 10:21am Central - The team will reportedly retain their name "The New York Islanders" at the insistence of the NHL. (Source) ***** The Islanders' move comes as their lease expires at their current place of residence, the Nassau Coliseum, in 2015. The move, while often speculated, seemed to have plenty of question marks. Would Barclays, an arena not built specifically for hockey, be able to accommodate the game? Would the small capacity influence the NHL's decision?  When configured for hockey Barclays will hold roughly 14,500 people (Source). This was a topic the NHL didn't seem too keen o...
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