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#21 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:00 PM

Even though Uncle Gary has already done everything humanly possible, he's going to have to do even more to fulfill his dream; from ESPN :

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Bettman said in a statement Tuesday that the league would work with the Islanders "to explore whatever options still may be available in light of what obviously is not a positive development. Our goal is for the team to remain on Long Island and we still hope that objective can be realized."
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#22 F.Michael

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

As the Barclays Center is not too far from my apt. I would love the move.

Markowitz would love everything to be the "Brooklyn _____" If Brooklyn is technically still on the Isle... isn't Brooklyn still then in NY? His hard-on for Brooklyn is sometimes maddening.
Hell Marty, they're not the Manhattan Rangers.

Seems now that a move to the new arena is the Isles best bet to stay in the area, and I for one wouldn't mind seeing the team re-named the "Brooklyn Islanders".

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#23 IllinoisRedWingsFan

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

$14 is obviously enough of a hike for those who aren't interested in a new arena.

If Grand Rapids proposed a tax hike to build an arena for a new basketball team, I know I'd vote it down.

Agreed. The last thing the people of Long Island need is to pay for a new Arena. I'd vote no even if another hockey team could move to Chicago.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:32 AM

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Markowitz would love everything to be the "Brooklyn _____"
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#25 RoninJai

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:52 AM

From another forum I frequent:

The official figures that came out after (convenient, huh?) the vote is this:

New Isles Arena gets voted in = $14/year increase in taxes

New Isles Arena gets voted down, Isles move and the Coliseum goes dark = $16/year increase in taxes.


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Nassau will lose $263 Million in annual revenues if the NVMC closes.



#26 Majsheppard

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

14 bucks is nothing really... No one in America is taxed to the brim either... Just saying people don't seem to realize that taxes are considered very low here.

I mean, I will send them 14 bucks in the mail to keep that team there.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

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#27 Shoreline

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:18 PM

14 bucks is nothing really... No one in America is taxed to the brim either... Just saying people don't seem to realize that taxes are considered very low here.

That's going to have to change. For those who don't pay attention to how s***ty the U.S. economy is becoming from phony bubbles created by the Fed and reckless consumption/spending without the exports and taxes to justify it, maybe the Coyotes situation with Glendale will hit home when it comes to the horrendous debt-laden deals they make putting taxpayers on the line for hundreds of billions of dollars for private enterprise. If there is a new building in Nassau for the Islanders it needs to be done entirely with private money. Let the market dictate the terms upon the Islanders getting a new building. If private money can't afford it, surely government shouldn't be spending money on it. We're talking about entertainment venues.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

The Isles are not a big market team. That market is owned by the Rangers. My company is based on Long Island and I can tell you known of the people at my office care about the Isles....they are all Rangers fans.

I agree. There's to much hockey in the New York area, 3 teams is one to many. Bye bye Islanders.

I say they're going to Quebec City.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:45 PM

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The marketing possibilities for the return of this franchise renaming spins the head.

I think moving teams to Brooklyn is a good idea. I don't live in New York, just been there twice, but is there really that big of a Manhattan vs. Long Island rivalry going on? I think there's more of a Manhattan vs. Brooklyn thing.
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#30 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:47 AM

I found out this week that the NBA Nets may move to Brooklyn. Yes, I was the last to find out.

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#31 Uncle Danny

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

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The marketing possibilities for the return of this franchise renaming spins the head.


A marketing wet dream (sorry, I suck at photoshop):

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:09 PM

Negative. This is about as far from a marketing wet dream as you can get.

No one in their right mind would want to ice a team that uses the tragedy of 9/11 as it's sole basis for existence.

ESPECIALLY not anyone from NYC.


A marketing wet dream (sorry, I suck at photoshop):

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