If it was Hamilton I'd be worried, this not-so-much.
While I agree Hamilton would be a much larger cause of concern-this still may not be good. Barrie is essentially a part of the GTA. If they can get large attendance numbers in Barrie (which I think they easily could), it may send the message that Hamilton really is a viable option (which I think just about anyone on HF can agree a team in Hamilton would be very successful).
Yeah, let me Know when Wang is seen touring Ontario, or the preseason game starts being marketed at the NVMC. The arena paid the Islanders to come play. The Islanders are broke, they said yes. Thats about it. We all know what the "trial run" preseason game is.
No big deal but for curiosity sake, this lends some credibility to the comment from my Islander rep that the game in Barclay's is technically a Devils home game but they are promoting the Islanders heavily because of the potential move. Looks like the two preseason home games will be in Ontario and NVMC.