Islanders were 29th out of 30 teams in attendance last year.
It's sad to say but they are far from their glory days of the early 80s.
It's a good idea to keep them on the east coast.
They have tradition here, and it's an important rivalry for hockey, the Rangers and the Islanders.
It's my favorite hockey rivalry (as a Ranger fan) aside from Rangers Devils, or Blackhawks Red Wings.
The Islanders belong in NY (too bad it won't still be on Long Island) but Long Islanders had the opportunity to vote in a new stadium twice and turned it down both times.
There sholdnt be a question mark..Officialannouncement is coming at 1pm.Isleswillmove to Brooklyn after the 2014-15 season to play innthe Barclays center with the nets, in Brooklyn
Yeah they just announced it on WFAN.
Fatcessa will talk to Charles Wang about it at 5:30.
Bottom line: Islanders weren't wanted on Long Island, they are wanted in Brooklyn. Makes too much sense to move them there.
1. If thereferendum was openendupto all ofLong Island, it would ahve passed without a doubt.
2. We have no eveidence to show that "Brooklyn wants the Islanders"
With that, Ill certainly take this over Quebec.
54 minutes fromSyosset with a trasnfer at Jamaica!
I don't know how much difference in attendance there will be percentage wise because the team needs to improve first before more people come to see them.
LIers are stupidand im glad they lost their team, the true fans will stick with them in brooklyn