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NHL OFFSEASON - 2011

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AP is calling it btw. The measure has been defeated.

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Its really a shame that Wang doesnt feel the need to sink his own money into an arena.

He tried with the Lighthouse Project, that was rejected. Now it's changed around, just the arena but with public funds, this is gonna get rejected.

You know what, just screw it. Try and get them somewhere else in the area but make it so people will actually support it. I'm getting pretty fed up with all the powers involved

It's not just the arena, for some odd reason there is also a minor league baseball stadium is part of the referendum.

There is the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Staten Island Yankees, and the Long Island Ducks. What need is their for another minor league team or semi-pro team.

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THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT A NASSAU PLAN B? THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT A NASSAU PLAN B?

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Good god, to steal the line from the Coyotes thread, here we go again!

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Apparently the soonest they can move is 4 years. Alot can happen by then.

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Now taking the your Albuquerque Islanders. Gary Bettman convinced hockey and deserts are perfect together does it again.

Cool! I'd go. :D

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Knew you would like it CuJo.

As for Nassau County it is the most overtaxed county in the USA, what did you expect. We have a budget battle in Washington, and the same attitude behind the tea party was going out in droves to beat this. The Islanders have not been relevant since that conman John Spano destroyed the franchise.

BTW CuJo the Jets leaving Hofstra also hurt the County and killed the Hofstra football program, but the taxes and the closeness of Florham Park made it smart move, though technically they should be the New Jersey Jets but thats another issue.

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though technically they should be the New Jersey Jets but thats another issue.

No. We are not going down this road.

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This might be a blessing in disguise since the new arena site wasn't even on the LIRR anyway. Maybe the answer is in Suffolk County or Queens. It's crazy that in greater New York, you have and would still have an arena wholly inaccessible via public transit. You can get to the Garden and the Prudential Center from Nassau without driving, but not the Coliseum. Also, there are reported to be several interested parties who would buy the Islanders and keep them in New York, while there's no known prospective ownership for the great Kansas City. Also, this was probably going to end up being really awful stadium socialism. I don't think we're gonna lose the Isles. If we haven't been able to shed the Coyotes, we won't lose the Isles.

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BTW CuJo the Jets leaving Hofstra also hurt the County and killed the Hofstra football program, but the taxes and the closeness of Florham Park made it smart move, though technically they should be the New Jersey Jets but thats another issue.

Well, yes and no (I'm totally ignoring going into another NY/NJ football argument). The Jets not training at Hofstra didn't help the football program one bit, but a lot of northeastern FCS schools have been closing up shop with their football programs and Hofstra supposedly killed it off to put money towards a Med School. So yeah, take it for what it's worth

Now as for the Isles, my patience will be wearing a little thin this season. I know they've got 4 years on their lease, but I sure as hell do not want a lame duck to root for. Hopefully they can get something going for a new arena, and if they must move let it be within the area. But if they're gonna just sit here, let the four years play out to move to wherever, and go on a fire sale every trade deadline/FA period, then yeah, don't be surprised if I begin to jump ships.

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New York won't stand for a lame duck team, that arena will have trouble getting more than 2,000 a night if they go that route.

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now... speaking of an arena that REALLY needs to be turned into a parking lot...

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Knew you would like it CuJo.

As for Nassau County it is the most overtaxed county in the USA, what did you expect. We have a budget battle in Washington, and the same attitude behind the tea party was going out in droves to beat this. The Islanders have not been relevant since that conman John Spano destroyed the franchise.

BTW CuJo the Jets leaving Hofstra also hurt the County and killed the Hofstra football program, but the taxes and the closeness of Florham Park made it smart move, though technically they should be the New Jersey Jets but thats another issue.

Interesting since it was the Democrats in Nassau who fought to get this shelved.

Nerw Jersey Jets and New Jersey Giants.

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Hey guys, don't you all agree that the Jazz, Bobcats, and Hornets should swap names? :upside:

I don't think we're gonna lose the Isles. If we haven't been able to shed the Coyotes, we won't lose the Isles.

OITGDNHL

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All of the cheap one-year deals to transient veterans this year have officially paid off.

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5.9 is a reasonable hit for Sharp if we're to assume the cap is going to keep going up with new revenue streams in television, Winnipeg, and eventually Quebec City. Bowman is incapable of signing players to hometown discounts. So was Tallon. Ah well.

Sharp better be our #1 left wing for the year now. Sharp-Toews-Kane would be a yearlong highlight reel.

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7.5 is steep even for Weber. I was thinking in the neighborhood of 6, maybe 6.5. I think he gets traded rather than signs a long term deal with Nashville which would be a big hit to that market.

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