Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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10-25-2012, 03:26 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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You seriously believe the Islanders or Barclay's is any sort of threat to the Rangers and MSG? Are you delusional?
The Barclay's has "already hurt MSG"? MSG hasn't been open since the Barclay's opened. MSG is undergoing renovations. The arena is going to be one of the most modern facilities in the league. Larger capacity. Has the history. Is in the middle of Manhattan.
Get back to us when you're little team survives 86+ years, four major wars, three of which included drafts and slews of NHL players serving, economic disasters, several lockouts, ran another local team out of existence, and dominates the local market.
You think your the new dog in town or something? New tiny arena, same old garbage Islanders.
You can't say the Isles can be a threat to the Rangers now for obvious reasons but to say Barclays isn't a threat to MSG is ridiculous. A brand new arena is built 20 minutes away from your arena and will definitely charge less to rent out the arena for concerts and you think it isn't a threat? MSG charges a ton to rent out the building for the night and with Prudential, Nassau, Barclays, and Izod all in the area and charging less, concerts and such may look elsewhere to make more money. WWE about 5 years ago actually stopped booking events at MSG because of how much it cost. To flat out dismiss Barclays is ridiculous.
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