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#1 MadDog2020

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

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Unfortunately, I think we can start saying goodbye to the Islanders. Sad.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:15 PM

wow...that is bad news

Brooklyn, here they come.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:16 PM

The Nets and Islanders should of just shared an arena.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:16 PM

yep, i voted yes but all the old folks came out in huge numbers and voted no.
sad that i soon wont be able to drive 15 mins to the coliseum to catch a game
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:16 PM

wow...that is bad news

Brooklyn, here they come.



I don' think they can play in Brooklyn because of the way the upper deck is set up.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:20 PM

So does that mean that a miracle or a relocation are the only 2 options?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:23 PM

Well they will work to get this privately funded, and possibly look to move to Queens..


It's a very sad day for all hockey fans.. Kinda puts our "Zach only got a 1 year deal" woes into perspective.. At least we won't lose our team
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:28 PM

Maybe they'll let Wang just build it himself now.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:32 PM

Well they will work to get this privately funded, and possibly look to move to Queens..


It's a very sad day for all hockey fans.. Kinda puts our "Zach only got a 1 year deal" woes into perspective.. At least we won't lose our team


the original plan, the lighthouse project, and even the scaled down lighthouse lite project were to be funed completly by wang. kate murray kept saying no, against the overall majority of long islanders who approved of those 2 plans (not to mention key gov officials)
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:33 PM

Wang originally wanted to build it himself but he wanted more then just an arena so his plan failed.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:41 PM

Either go with Suffolk County near an LIRR stop or go with Hartford. Wang for some reason doesn't want to build it himself.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 PM

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:16 AM

If they have to move its indeed very sad... I dont mind to see teams like the thrashers, coyotes, panthers, etc folding cause well... Nothing much really happened, they tried and failed.

But to see teams like the islanders who had a great history, a dynasty for awhile and some legendary players go. Real sad.

I dont know at what point being close to the rangers (biggest revenu in the league) is hurting them, or even us. I mean toronto and mtl are doing crazy good (in terms of revenu lol) but i dont think that a team 45 minutes from them would do too great
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:23 AM

Looks like all the NJ Islanders fans will be Devils fans in a few years.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:16 AM

So Bridgeport won't have anywhere to send their best players when they need a promotion and a raise. Sad.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

islanders were my team before the devils even existed, being a kid during the stanley cup runs on LI really meant something i'd really, really hate to see this team leave the island.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:38 AM

Brooklyn's set up won't work well for hockey. Occasional ice shows, but not 40 plus games a year. I've heard talks of Willets Point in Queens (Citi Field area) or the Pilgrim State area of Suffolk County, where they're planning a "Lighthouse" type area. Otherwise, Quebec may get them. I'm sure it's a very sad day in my former home.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:56 AM

I think the taxpayers realized If Wang was so confident about the plan he would fund it himself....
They should have partnered with Ratner to have made sure the Brooklyn arena had sightlines & the size for hockey.


They still have a few years to have another vote, so while on life support there is still a chance they stay on the Island.
Who know maybe in 2014/2015 the taxpayers will vote in favor of it & the tam can squeek by a couple more years in the Coliseum during construction.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:55 AM

I think the taxpayers realized If Wang was so confident about the plan he would fund it himself....
They should have partnered with Ratner to have made sure the Brooklyn arena had sightlines & the size for hockey.


They still have a few years to have another vote, so while on life support there is still a chance they stay on the Island.
Who know maybe in 2014/2015 the taxpayers will vote in favor of it & the tam can squeek by a couple more years in the Coliseum during construction.


if there is another vote expect the same outcome, too many old people vote it down. Agree 100% with you that wang, or wang and another investor should fund it themselves and reap all the benifits of it, though he tried that before with the lighthouse projects and they both failed and a big reason for that is kate murray.
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