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Isles to Brooklyn

Postby DelPen on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:37 am

Isles having a presser at 1:00 with Wang, Bettman and Bloomberg in attendance at Barclay's center.

Barclays might not eb ideal but it will be packed every game and the gate will come from the high priced seats anyways. And fans in NYC will love this.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 am

In 2015...

It'll be packed to start until fans realize the Islanders suck. Not like people from Brooklyn couldn't watch the team before this at Nassau...

What interests me is if they'll keep the Islanders name once they get there.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:43 am

It's the same island, so sure.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby DelPen on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:49 am

It's only 28 miles east. And if you have ever tried driving to an isles game it sucks, almost as bad as going to a Devils game in the meadowlands. Newark has easy access from NYC, Barclays will too.

And those saying they are relocating need to look at a map, just because they aren't in Nassau County anymore doesn't make this a frnachise relocation. The Caps and Devils both moved from suburbs into the city. I'm sure other teams have as well. 28 miles can't be the biggest move from one arena into another.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Trip McNeely on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:10 am

Most definitely the coolest looking arena in the country.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:34 am

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nhl/story/_ ... ources-say

Here is more on the link. There are concerns that the arena will only hold less than 15K for hockey and this is not a optimal move, but at least it keeps the franchise in the NYC area. Woudl be like the Pens moving up to Cranberrry or something.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:41 am

They still won't sell out.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby penny lane on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:52 am

while Rome burns~ NHL moves a team.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:00 pm

DelPen wrote:It's only 28 miles east. And if you have ever tried driving to an isles game it sucks, almost as bad as going to a Devils game in the meadowlands. Newark has easy access from NYC, Barclays will too.

And those saying they are relocating need to look at a map, just because they aren't in Nassau County anymore doesn't make this a frnachise relocation. The Caps and Devils both moved from suburbs into the city. I'm sure other teams have as well. 28 miles can't be the biggest move from one arena into another.



I think it's also pretty expensive train ride to get out there in long island now too....i want to say it may be like $50 round trip.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Batman on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:13 pm

They are technically still on the Island,I see no problem with this and glad they are staying in NY (A is the new rink, and B is the toilet known as Nassau Coliseum)

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However, this is going to look stupid for hockey :shock: (the white will all be unused seating)

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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby psubreno14 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:17 pm

Batman wrote:However, this is going to look stupid for hockey :shock: (the white will all be unused seating)

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Source on this?
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Batman on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:20 pm

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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Fast B on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:21 pm

penny lane wrote:while Rome burns~ NHL moves a team.


How are they "moving", in the common usage of the term? Going from Uniondale to Brooklyn is just a drive down the freeway.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby DelPen on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:52 pm

The closest train station is still a 15 minute drive with no traffic to the Nassau Cooliseum.

Time Warner Arena in Charlotte also has the horse shoe seating, horrible for hockey since it was designed for basketball, but when you already draw less than 15,000 people in a crappy location then 15,000 in the heart of Brooklyn at a MAJOR transportation hub in Atlantic Yards this will be easy and help their bttom line.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:56 pm

When Atlantic City had a team in the ECHL they played at Boardwalk Hall and they also had that kind of horse shoe design. It was really weird because in the empty end was the giant stage and seating for the Miss America pagents so the ice rink wasnt even in the center of the building. And they didnt have seats on the glass so it almost looked like the Winter Classic where theres a good bit of space between the ice and the first row of stands. Really weird looking.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:58 pm

They won't sell 15,000 tickets anyway. Haven't had more than 13k the last 3 years.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby The Snapshot on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:43 pm

I went to a game in Phoenix before they moved to their new building. They played in a building built as a Basketball site, and when I went to that game I found that the Scoreboard actually sat over one of the bluelines instead of the center dot.

It was a mess at the one end, and I would never pay to sit on the odd angles and site lines that result.

The Islanders are just a joke. That lease is in a building that will not do a single thing to adapt to them. They are still a second class citizen in the NY area. Even the Devils have their own building.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:24 pm

For many current Islander fans, the trip will not be more difficult, and in fact will be easier for some. But I have a heard time imagining die-hard Ranger fans who live in Brooklyn suddenly turning and becoming Islanders fans, especially with the team being so bad.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:32 pm

The LIRR stops right near the new arena. Their fans won't have any problems getting to the games.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:39 pm

This will undoubtedly be good for the vast majority of fans and for the organization.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:25 pm

That's what I said.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:36 pm

I liked the Islanders before they got famous. - everyone in Brooklyn.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby 71Aj66ax87 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:54 pm

nocera wrote:I liked the Islanders before they got famous. - everyone in Brooklyn.


-Except for Rangers and Sabres fans that live in Brooklyn.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:56 pm

71Aj66ax87 wrote:
nocera wrote:I liked the Islanders before they got famous. - everyone in Brooklyn.


-Except for Rangers and Sabres fans that live in Brooklyn.


And Devils
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:01 pm

No one in NYC likes the Devils.
And if they do, they're from Jersey.
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