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10-24-2012, 04:55 PM
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IMO it's really not about the harm it will do to the islanders organization since they couldn't be doing worse than they already are. It is more about the fact that to move your team away from where the majority of your fan base resides to an area that is predominantly Rangers fans is a high risk move. The point was you already had trouble trying to get islanders fans to the coliseum every night in area that is pretty accessible and where the tickets have been cheap. Now you expect those same fans to hop on a train or get in their car to travel further and pay a lot more? It is going to be extremely tough. That brooklyn area is predominantly rangers fans because of its location in relation to MSG. Plus it is more of a city like mentality in that area, making it more fitting to be a rangers fan (now this is prior to the islanders moving there). Our point was and is that you are not going to see a lot of islanders fans make that commute nor are there going to be islanders fans sprouting up out of the ground in brooklyn to attend games.
On a 25 year contract, they'll have plenty of fans in Brooklyn by the end of it. Also, it might be a risk, but Wang is also going to open his wallet now, so some increased excitement around the team might mitigate that somewhat.

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