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Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
I wonder where they'll play...
02-07-2017 05:36 AM
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
In their old stadium?
02-07-2017 10:31 AM
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...-islanders


Usually I would think that having both the NBA and NHL in the same arena is the most financially sound way to go. But seems for Brooklyn, they'd actually make more money from concerts than the NHL.

And the arena was built specifically for bball, making hockey sight lines poor.
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
Obvious suggestions are Quebec City or Hartford, but that won't happen because moving out of the New York market would reduce both the franchise value and the NHL's TV value.
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
They are having serious rink issues...
02-07-2017 01:44 PM
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
Barclay's is not meant for hockey. Meanwhile their old home, Nassau Coliseum, is getting $130M renovations: http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/nassau-coli...enovation/

I imagine they'll head home. They never should have left Long Island.
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
(02-07-2017 01:57 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Barclay's is not meant for hockey. Meanwhile their old home, Nassau Coliseum, is getting $130M renovations: http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/nassau-coli...enovation/

I imagine they'll head home. They never should have left Long Island.

That article says Nassau Coliseum will seat only 13,000 for hockey. So that's not a practical, long-term solution for an NHL franchise.
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
(02-07-2017 10:31 AM)bluesox Wrote:  In their old stadium?

Apparently it's been downsized and changed since they left.
02-07-2017 02:30 PM
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
(02-07-2017 01:57 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Barclay's is not meant for hockey. Meanwhile their old home, Nassau Coliseum, is getting $130M renovations: http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/nassau-coli...enovation/

I imagine they'll head home. They never should have left Long Island.

They had a chance to be part of the original construction but balked. You reap what you sow.
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RE: Isles getting kicked out of Brooklyn
(02-07-2017 02:08 PM)Wedge Wrote:  That article says Nassau Coliseum will seat only 13,000 for hockey. So that's not a practical, long-term solution for an NHL franchise.

You're right. They're only drawing about 12,700 per game in Barclays but I imagine they'd outgrow the new Nassau very quickly.
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