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05-27-2012, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Bunk Moreland View Post
My opinion and what I'm hoping for is this:

Nassau is a dead end and Queens is developing slowly. The Islanders will sign a short term lease at the Barclay's Center and will eventually end up with a permanent home in Queens sometime around 2018. (wishful thinking)
Pretty much this. Bettman was an Islanders fan in his heydays. So I'll bet he has a small bias for the team. That being said, he knows we have fans in the shadows.

Losing a 'New York' market would look bad on the league. Bettman knows that.
Just like when the NFL left LA. (Which they are trying to amend.)

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