"Barclays will make the Islanders a bigger joke than they already are" is what you said.
I said "it can't get any worse than the Coliseum" which for some reason you disagree with
I dont care that Nassau Coliseum is a **** hole, Ive had season tickets (either partial or full) my entire life, Ive been going there before I can remember, one of my first words was "Trots," obviously when youve been with this team through thick and thin and have seen some incredible games and moments in that arena, it's not easy to let go. Its easier to say the coliseum is **** and thank god were leaving if you werent there to see shawn Bates lift an entire historic franchise and island on his back, or didnt see the Isles wipethe floor with the Pittsburgh Penguins in one of the most memorable games in franchise history.
I dont know where youre from, I dont know how many times youve been to Nassau coliseum, but for me, Ive lived 20 minutes away formy entire lifeand have been there for probably 200+ games in the last 10 years.
Howdoyou not understand not wanting to leave? Id play in that arena for the rest of forever ifit was solely upto me. Sorrynotsorry
Yes, the arena is filled with great history and great moments, but so was Yankee Stadium. When things become outdated, you have to move on. This is a building that has been around for 40 years and had absolutely no upgrades made to it over that time. Just because it's filled with those soap and warm water memories doesn't mean it's a viable home for a hockey team. I can't believe you'd actually advocate for them to stay in the Coliseum. I've seen a lot of retarded **** posted on this site, but this might take the cake.
Congrats on the move Islanders fans :)
Me being "retarded" or not (lmao you're such a troll) has nothing to do with why I like the coliseum. Ive wanted to renovate the coliseum forver, and renovating it would pt you in an arena just as nice as a brand new one. I dont care about the team? lol. And no, youre wrong, we can blame the arena all you want, but if we made the playoffs year in and year out, we would have NO TROUBLE signing free agents.
With that, I think there are a whole lot of Islanders fans who would rather stay in the coliseum than relocate.
Well look at like this
The increased revenue will let Charles spend more dough on trainers, equipment, scouting and cap
I said a total of 0 times today that the move is not beneficial for the franchise, I believe it is, what are you trying to get at?
And putting lipstick on a pig? I dont get it at all. MSG is going to be one of the nicest arenas in the NHL after undergoing a renovation. The people nor the politicians ever said they didnt want to keep the team.
This is great news. As a kid living down the street from the N.Co. Coliseum it is kind of sad to see them moving from such a memorable place, oh what am I kidding, they're going to be playing in a kick-*** arena in Brooklyn. As much as I would like to see the New York Islanders name be kept the same, I think it would be cool to have something new come in. Brooklyn Islanders would do the trick. But again, this is great.