Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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10-26-2012, 06:50 PM
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This more specifically answers the question, thank you.
The bottom line is, apparently when the Isles got started, they were allowed anywhere
on the (Long) Island
, and presumably there is a specific clause to that effect, AND the geographical reality that Brooklyn (and/or Queens) is part of Long Island supercedes the reality that those locations are also boros in the City of New York, which is the home turf of the Rangers, not just Manhattan.
I don't think that is fair, but I understand your explanation.
The Devils had themselves situated across the river, and they had to pay, but they were still technically not only in another municipal or equivalent location, but actually in another state!
The Rangers are getting gypped, IMO, if the above stands.
The clearly consented to another franchise within NYS, on the 'Island' but not one which additionally included any other NYC boro, including Brooklyn/Queens.
What we need is a class action lawsuit!!!
Thanks again for the insight.
Your welcome, I am just happy we will all able to see the rangers 3x more each year still. Sucks that you wont be able to get a pair 2nd row from the glass anymore for 160 but it is what it is. The Rangers will always be NYC's team.
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