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In Topic: Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

22 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

I don't see how putting residential space immediately adjacent to a public sports facility instead of retail space makes sense.

The entire plan is interesting, but doesn't seem bloody realistic whatsoever.


Not only is it unrealistic, it's an eyesore, and will be a nightmare for the people who live there.

Have you actually seen the area surrounding NVMC? It's a series of sleepy little villages and hamlets, where most of the street lights are still the old fashioned type that are strung up on wires/cables.

The tallest buildings in the area are church steeples for the most part, for God's sake.

The neighborhoods in the area are some of the most affluent in the United States. They have no interest in the urban sprawl Wang wants to bring to their lovely neighborhoods.

In Topic: Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

22 January 2011 - 09:23 PM

Yeah. I remember looking at some of the contextual plans and wondering "why would you ever want to build this?"


Money. Scads and scads of money. Projected to be in the billions over the next 10 years.

It's the reason he bought the Team in the first place.

In Topic: Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

22 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

Doesn't Wang's master plan involve having apartment complexes within spitting distance of the new arena?


Yes, an apartment complex. And luxury high-rise condos. And a luxury hotel. And a 60 story "needle" tower/sculpture monstrosity. And a shopping center. And a baseball field. And a "sports complex". And a business conference center. And a bunch of other s*** that the residents of the surrounding area want NO part of.

In Topic: Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

22 January 2011 - 09:09 PM

Can you provide evidence that the owner forced the GM's hand to take Nabby, or do you just like typing "Wang" a lot?


Where did I state that Wang forced Snow to take Nabokov?

Please go back on your meds. Having a conversation with you is pointless. You're like a six year old.

In Topic: Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

22 January 2011 - 08:58 PM

Seems like a better use of Snow's time would be to try and improve things so that they can attract some free agents, rather than continually demonstrating that the Islanders are going to treat you like livestock if you sign there, and even if you don't.


It is not in Snow's interest to make things better on Long Island.

Wang's plan is to make them worse, and to keep blaming it on the "old arena", so that the fans scream bloody murder until the Town of Hempstead GIVES him the 150 acres of land he's been after from day one.

He has no interest in the Isles, nor the success of the Franchise, (yes, Capitalized), nor their fan base.

He will continue to sink the Isles until he gets the land, or loses too much money fighting to get the land.

It has always been about the land surrounding NVMC. That's what those outside of the loop just don't get.

That's a Valid Point.


It's only a valid point if you assume that the purpose is to build a stronger hockey team. That's not Wang's purpose.

Wang's purpose is to get the land. Period.