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 - At the official press conference, Islanders owner Charles Wang states the contract for the Islanders to play in the Barclays Center is for 25 years.
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 smal...