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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby mikey287 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:06 pm

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


No one from Jersey likes the Devils unless they hate both the Rangers and Flyers. It's a small market share.

This is good for the Isles though, good for the league. Another team that doesn't have to relocate on Bettman's watch, very positive from a league perspective. Maybe I ought to plan a trip up to the Mausoleum one last time.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:06 pm

lol That is true.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:10 pm

I think it's tremendous for the league.
I've lived in Brooklyn and Queens and worked on LI* for a period of time....they have a real/serious fan base, who just desperately want to see a solid franchise.

* A much older co-worker was an Islanders STH from about 78-90. He had some great stories to tell.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby champeen on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:57 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
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

I think nocera was playing on the hipster mentality prevalent in brooklyn ... you know, ' i liked (overhyped band) before they got popular'....
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:58 pm

I was totally into the Austin food truck scene, long before champeen ever heard about it.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby canaan on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:42 pm

champeen wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
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

I think nocera was playing on the hipster mentality prevalent in brooklyn ... you know, ' i liked (overhyped band) before they got popular'....

http://twitpic.com/b71poj
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:45 pm

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


They tried to go 8-on-1 with the Great Ones (Penguins) and they made their monkey ass famous

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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:03 pm

champeen wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:
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

I think nocera was playing on the hipster mentality prevalent in brooklyn ... you know, ' i liked (overhyped band) before they got popular'....



They should be called the Brooklyn Hipsters.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:05 pm

I didn't know hipsters were common to Brooklyn, I thought it was all of New York.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I didn't know hipsters were common to Brooklyn, I thought it was all of New York.



Ever go to Williamsburg?
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:14 pm

nocera wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I didn't know hipsters were common to Brooklyn, I thought it was all of New York.



Ever go to Williamsburg?


New York? PA? VA? I guess it doesn't matter, the answer is no.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:22 pm

Brooklyn. It's hipster heaven.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:31 pm

I've only been to New York a few times, it seemed very hipstery everywhere haha. Never went to brooklyn though, I guess I would have noticed a greater concentration.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Bathgate on Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:38 pm

The marriage between the Isles and Barclays Center will not work out well in the end. NHL hockey on a small floor (i.e., sized for basketball) was tried in the Phoenix Suns arena and after a few years the Coyotes pursued a new arena in Glendale.

There could be a solution involving a major arena renovation. It might be feasible to demolish the seating decks of one end zone (approximately 25% of total seating) and rebuild them to provide proper sightlines for hockey. To achieve NHL-NBA sized seating capacities, they would need to include a steep overhanging balcony similar to each of the ones in the endzones of the late Mellon Arena. Such a renovation would probably cost on the order of $100 million. However, that’s a lot cheaper than building another new arena in Queens or Nassau County. I expect the Isles will eventually demand such a renovation if it’s not being discussed now.

It’s just too bad the Barclays Center was not designed with a large floor for a potential hockey tenant.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 pm

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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby columbia on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:19 pm

The PBR ribbon on his chest is a nice touch.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:51 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:I've only been to New York a few times, it seemed very hipstery everywhere haha. Never went to brooklyn though, I guess I would have noticed a greater concentration.


It's basically the Wall Street of Indie Rock music and Culture magazines, that's probably applies to New York and Brooklyn. But Brooklyn is pretty exclusive to the Hipsters because that's where you go to live when you can't afford to drop over $1K a month in rent...atleast that's how I understand it.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:38 pm

Islanders are thinking about a new color scheme and rebranding due to their move to Brooklyn.

http://deadspin.com/the-new-york-island ... socialflow

Hipster jokes aside, this would be a huge mistake given the vast history of the franchise. If nothing else, it'll be widely panned and they'll return to their original color scheme. Learn from Buffalo.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby meow on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:49 pm

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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:54 pm

They should drop the Islanders name. They are no longer on Long Island!

Brooklyn Brawlers.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:56 pm

Nah, Brooklyn Dodgers...
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:57 pm

Kovy27 wrote:They should drop the Islanders name. They are no longer on Long Island!

Brooklyn Brawlers.


Isn't Brooklyn also an Island?

(Not that I don't appreciate the reference)
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby meow on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:58 pm

Someone needs a geography lesson.
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby nocera on Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:59 pm

Me?
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Re: Isles to Brooklyn

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Brooklyn is on Long Island.
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