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From the Associated Press through Yahoo! Sports:

Isles to explore all options, including moving

Of all the teams in the NHL, the New York Islanders are one of the teams that I don't want to see move, with all their Stanley Cup championships in the 80s and their rivalry with the Rangers. However, if they must move, I'd be all for a move to Hartford (provided an arena is in place). What are your thoughts on the subject? Discuss it here.

(Sorry if this is a duplicate thread.) :blush:

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From the Associated Press through Yahoo! Sports:

Isles to explore all options, including moving

Of all the teams in the NHL, the New York Islanders are one of the teams that I don't want to see move, with all their Stanley Cup championships in the 80s and their rivalry with the Rangers. However, if they must move, I'd be all for a move to Hartford (provided an arena is in place). What are your thoughts on the subject? Discuss it here.

(Sorry if this is a duplicate thread.) :blush:

You forgot to mention numerous important parts of the story. Sorry, but you fail.

1-Isles owner Charles Wang and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi agreed to a long-term lease that would keep the team at a renovated Nassau Coliseum through 2030.

2-Then Wang turned around and said he was cutting off talks unless the development project was immediately approved: "This is not the point to start negotiating anything. It's yes or no."

3-The threat was levied at the Hempstead town board, which has yet to agree to zoning changes to allow Wang and partner Scott Rechler to build the $3.8 billion Lighthouse project, which would include a hotel, office buildings, and a convention center, on what's currently public land around the arena. (Under the new lease, Wang would spend $320 million of his own money to renovate Nassau Coliseum, plus pay $1.5 million in rent, but would get to lease 77 acres of county-owned land for $1.).

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/news/archives/2009/10/3856_islanders_sign.html

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I'd like a move to Canada if it had to happen.

-Dan

Same for me. With some obvious candidates lacking a suitable arena, I don't really have a preference in cities. I just want the league to have a 7th canadian franchise. :flagcanada:

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Kansas City Islanders.

EDIT: Was that always in the sub heading? Anyways, since my lame one liner has already been taken, I think that 3 teams in the NY/NJ area is excessive, and the Islanders, who despite their SC wins in the 80s, is one of the most forgettable teams in sports, probably for the reason they're #3 in their own market. At least, pretty much no matter where they move, they'll look better, that's an up.

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Why does everybody want Kansas City to have an NHL team? They're not even the largest market without an NHL team in North America. Houston is, and on a much grander scale.

Bias aside, I want the Islanders to stay put for the most part, but it wouldn't kill me if they moved. In fact, it would be better if they moved to Canada.

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Could the team make a deal with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets with the Barclays Center?

If so, can the team nickname still be the Islanders?

Yes technically Brooklyn is part of Long Island

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Why does everybody want Kansas City to have an NHL team? They're not even the largest market without an NHL team in North America. Houston is, and on a much grander scale.

Bias aside, I want the Islanders to stay put for the most part, but it wouldn't kill me if they moved. In fact, it would be better if they moved to Canada.

Kansas City has the arena already built. That should throw them to the front of the line.

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Why does everybody want Kansas City to have an NHL team? They're not even the largest market without an NHL team in North America. Houston is, and on a much grander scale.

Bias aside, I want the Islanders to stay put for the most part, but it wouldn't kill me if they moved. In fact, it would be better if they moved to Canada.

People want KC in since the Scouts left and there are too many here, while young or old, who romanticize sport to excess. Kansas City built a new facility with no real tenant and no real hopes to land one, however people on the CCSLC love to dream.

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Why does everybody want Kansas City to have an NHL team? They're not even the largest market without an NHL team in North America. Houston is, and on a much grander scale.

Bias aside, I want the Islanders to stay put for the most part, but it wouldn't kill me if they moved. In fact, it would be better if they moved to Canada.

They have a brand spanking new arena sitting there without a major tenant. That's why.

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We got the Devils and Rangers here, may be its time for the Isles to go. This is a franchise that has been poorly run for 20 years and has had one con after another, and their fan base seems to be all but gone.

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Thank you Princeton Review of Books.

I forgot this is the Oxford Chat room there is no room here for informality we must speak like we have an iron rod inserted up our spines.

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Thank you Princeton Review of Books.

I forgot this is the Oxford Chat room there is no room here for informality we must speak like we have an iron rod inserted up our spines.

Every post you give us, I appreciate the education which my parents delivered me and they were successful.

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