Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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10-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Brooklyn and Queens were founded and incorporated before Long Island was. Just because BK and Queens are physically on an island, it doesn't mean they're part of Long Island.
We're strictly talking about geography here. The team isn't called the New York Long Islanders, its the New York Islanders.
Point being, due to the fact they play in Brooklyn now, means they technically don't have to change the name because Brooklyn is part of the geographical land mass known as Long Island.
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