Your opinion where are the Islanders in 2016?
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05-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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Would the NHL force Wang to attempt to make a fair deal (sale of team) with Ratner to keep the Isles in NY as opposed to them moving out of State? I assume an out of state move would happen only if Wang sells the team, I don't see Wang owning the team in Seattle/QC.
Would the NHL cover sale price difference in the deal to keep the team in NY? If Seattle/QC owner was offering $25mill more than Ratner and Wang won't sell for less, would NHL cover the $25mill to keep the team in NY.
Brooklyn is an option to keep the team in NY, maybe not the best option and maybe even the last option, but still better than out of NY for Isles fans, but how about for the NHL?
My general thought has been that the NHL may "facilitate" a sale of the team. Remember that they call them franchises. IMO they stay in NY and Wang is not the owner. The LI pols won't cut a deal with Wang - that bridge is burned, I think. A new owner could make LI viable again. But my sneaking suspicion is that, despite recent statements, Bettman and league might like the Isles in Brooklyn. And, also as I've said before, the Brooklyn arena has the distinct advantage over other potential locations of actually, you know, existing.
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