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Ratner: We’d love to have the Isles in Brooklyn

Despite many concerns about the ability of Barclays Center to financially support NHL hockey, developer Bruce Ratner would love to see the New York Islanders move to Brooklyn after their Nassau Coliseum lease expires. The issue is one of capacity: the new home of the NBA’s soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets can only hold 14,500 — at […]

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Suffolk County eying new Isles arena

The New York Islanders (NHL) may end up staying on Long Island after all if Suffolk County, a neighbor to Nassau County, can put together a deal for a new arena. According to AP, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy approached Islanders owner Charles Wang about what the county could do to land the team. No […]

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Wang: I won’t move Isles

Despite a new-arena referendum being overwhelmingly voted down by Nassau County voters Monday, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang says he has no intention of moving the NHL franchise. The vote, which came down 57 percent-43 percent against borrowing $400 million to fund the arena and a minor-league ballpark, certainly showed public sentiment dead set […]

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Nassau County unveils arena plan

The Nassau County Coliseum would be replaced by a new arena housing the New York Islanders under a $350-million bond proposal proposed by Nassau County officials that will go before voters this August. The new arena would be built next to the current arena, which would eventually be torn down. The plan, less dramatic than […]

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Bettman: No plans to move Isles — yet

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke out on the need for a new or renovated arena in Nassau County for the New York Islanders — and the implication was clear that something needed to be done before the team’s lease expires in 2015. Bettman said there were no plans to move the team, and stressed that […]

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