Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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10-24-2012, 06:22 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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At the end of the day the team wasn't staying in Long Island...so considering the options were Kansas City or Canada or wherever else, most Islander fans are happy to have their team remain nearby. It's making the best out of a bad situation.
I understand that. Although this is a business and from a business standpoint, taking the Barclays Center was a much worse option for a team that will be competitive in no more than 5 years, as they signed a 25 year lease. Eventually they'll sell out and will be very sad that they can only fit 14,500 in the barn.
Although I'm also looking at it from the standpoint of a non-Islander fan. In terms of fan loyalty, it was the best move they could've made and I'd be very happy if I was an Isles fan that they're not going to Kansas City or Canada.
Jaime Lannister has better hands than Brian Boyle.
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