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#21 frankgrimes

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

I think the Islanders biggest problem has never been the arena, their biggest disadvantage is called Wang. Unless they are getting rid off that headache nothing will change which is really sad, because the fans deserve a better on ice winning product.

Might be wrong but I highly doubt places like Brooklyn are a good location for hockey teams.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:36 AM

I'd rather Brooklyn get their baseball team back instead of a hockey team. In terms of logistics it makes sense; Brooklyn in the most populated borough, has train connections to Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx AND bridge connection to Staten Island.....if more people can get to the games, more people will go to the games. Provided the product is good and the league is back to work by then.

I was going to ask, "What about the Dodgers?" but then I went to wikipedia and looked it up. I'm really out of the loop. They moved to LA.

From what I've heard of where the Islanders have been playing, they need a place that people can get to conveniently with good businesses around it that cater to pre- and post-game needs.

If Brooklyn has that, then this is a good move.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:26 AM

I was going to ask, "What about the Dodgers?" but then I went to wikipedia and looked it up. I'm really out of the loop. They moved to LA.


It's how they got the franchise that makes it interesting: Chavez Ravine.

Brooklyn lost the Dodgers and now have the Islanders.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:03 AM

That is kind of dumb....they will share the arena with the BROOKLYN Nets, who weren't afraid to change their name (from New York Nets/New Jersey Nets, obviously) to reflect where they're playing. This stinks of Bettman...he's ushered in a status-quo era where changes that make business sense are rarely (and seemingly randomly?) done.


Why should they change their name? They are called the New York Islanders, not the Long Islanders. If you look at a map, Brooklyn is part of the island. Then you've got the logo, much like the Wings, that is easily recognizable and unchanged. (except for that brief stint in the mid-90s) It wouldn't any make sense to change the name.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Brooklyn's part of Long Island. The Islanders signed an agreement with the Rangers that allows them to play in the New York area, but they're restricted to Long Island (so, they couldn't move to The Bronx, or Manhattan, for instance). Of course, if they had moved to Kansas City, then it wouldn't matter.


Yea I was going to say that, Brooklyn and where the Islanders play now, are both on Long Island.

I think moving to Brooklyn will be good for the team, because it'll bring a Brooklyn vs. Manhattan rivarly thing into it. Also, I think they should drop New York, and call themselves the Brooklyn Islanders.

I was going to ask, "What about the Dodgers?" but then I went to wikipedia and looked it up. I'm really out of the loop. They moved to LA.


Yea that's really out of the loop, the Dodgers moved to LA in 1958!
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

The story of the first Brooklyn franchise in the NHL is sort of interesting.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

They were over there. They're over here now.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Wait until Wang starts to make his demands for a larger facility, just like he did in Uniondale. Next stop: Kansas City.

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