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Ladies and gentlemen, your Brooklyn Islanders!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    After over 40 years at the Nassau Coliseum, owner Charles Wang announced that the Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center in 2015.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-ny-islanders-moving-145813288--nhl.html

    I know it'll be harder for some LI residents to get to the Barclays, because it's a shitty drive, but it could be worse. At least they don't have to worry about rooting for the Kansas City Islanders, or the Hamilton Islanders.
     
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Does anyone worry about rooting for the Islanders wherever they are?
     
  3. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    Uh. One fairly major problem with this: Barclays is a basketball-only arena. This is what hockey looks like in Barclays:

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    Essentially what the Coyotes had to deal with before moving to Glendale.
     
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  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Daily News says the arena can fit 14,500 fans for hockey.

    In other words, the Islanders should feel right at home.
     
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    It's a smart move. Nassau County was never going to help build a new arena.

    Also provides a more convenient plausible alternative to the Rangers or Devils as a hockey night out in NYC.
     
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Question: What's the subway serving the Barclays Center?
     
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    All of them. (Almost.)

    Eleven subway lines stop near the arena:
    2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center C to Lafayette Avenue G to Fulton Street


    www.barclayscenter.com/getting-here/public-transportation
     
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    It's a major hub /transfer. 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R. Any given weekend, lately, good luck figuring which of those aren't running. The 5 train stops at Bowling Green on weekends. I'm sure they'd run it out to Brooklyn on game nights, though.
     
  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Least surprising announcement out of the NHL in a while ... almost as unsurprising as when Gary Bettman, Bill Daly and Co. cancelled all games until Nov. 1 less than 24 hours after taking less than five minutes to shoot down each of Donald Fehr's three counterproposals to the owners' latest CBA offer.

    Nassau County won't help Charles Wang even though the latter is willing to foot much of the bill.
     
  11. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    With all the hipsters living in Brookleyn they're better off with professional kickball.
     
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    If they move to Brooklyn, they should be required to give up the name Islanders.
     
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