Thursday, January 12, 2012
Brooklyn Islanders? A Slight Chance They Could Go There
Back in 2008-2009 there were rumors of Kansas City being a destination spot but it never materialized. Now the Isles have set there sights on something closer to home. Brooklyn could be that place. The new Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the home of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. Could it also double as the home for the Islanders? Maybe.
A source in Executive Ed Mangano’s administration said, “It will be a small miracle if they can even get it off the ground and keep the team here. I really believe the Isles are going to Brooklyn, barring divine intervention.”
The Islanders might be giving the new place a test run as they are in discussions to host a NHL preseason game there. There are questions about the small attendance and the sight lines. The way the Isles have been playing in their recent history the small attendance won't exactly be a problem.