OFFICIAL: Isles moving to Brooklyn in 2015 -all discussion IN HERE *Name/colors stay*
WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: New York Islanders Owner Charles B. Wang, Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, and Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark
WHERE: Barclays Center
620 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Yeah to have Bettman, Isles and Barclays brass, and nanny Bloomberg there....this has got to be huge news. And Botta just tweeted, it might even mean the Isles are going to try and get there sooner, rather than later.
YESSSSSSSS!! NYI to Brooklyn. As it should be. Now we find out if it's temporary or permanent. If Wang keeps the team or sells. Finally, some closure I assume. I should go check it out on my lunch hour.
Saw a concert at Barclay's on Monday. They got it right. The place is gorgeous, loud and convenient. It's a combination of MSG, the old Byrne arena and a little of NVMC's intimacy all rolled into one. I left the concert thinking the Cup parade will be cool on Flatbush Avenue one day.
This is HUGE if true... And I say that because of all the parties involved.Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not be there unless they were welcoming a new team to the city, Bettman as well...I live 10 min from the colliseum and I would hate to see all my first hockey memories dissapear with that building but the truth is Nassua county droped the ball big time, in particular Kate Murray.. And I am Happy if this is true because it means My Beloved Islanders will be STAYING in NEW York and we can now concentrate about John Tavares taking this team to the promise land without a uncertain future hanging over the teams head...
If this is some ******** about a preseason game or something ill be spending the rest of today clubbing baby seals.
If the Isles announce they are moving to Brooklyn, I'll shed tears of joy. No in between, really.