Islanders Move to Brooklyn
Let's remember how we all ended up in Barclays Center and why Plan B didn't turn out that bad.
Barclays Center and Nets CEO Brett Yormark made an appearance on ESPN Radio's Michael Kay Show this afternoon to announce the return of the Islanders old goal horn and shed some light on what the new marketing folks are doing.
With the club's preseason set to start tonight, the new digs are move-in ready and looking sweet. Oh, and all the banner from Nassau Coliseum are coming, too.
Signs from the spirit world say the New York Islanders will return to their original home within the next 10 years, according to world-renowned Long Island-based psychic medium John Edward. [humor]
Random dispatches from Barclays Center include possible leaks of the Islanders next third jersey, Brett Yormark debunking a newspaper story and a tease about a new radio partner for the team.
This morning, Islanders Point Blank posted information from a "source close to the organization" that the Islanders would be shuttering their long-standing Ice Girls squad in favor of a co-ed ice maintenance team at Barclays Center.
[humor] The New York Islanders' lease with Nassau County, which helped establish the historic team's home base on Long Island while also being the center of a decades-long feud over money, died peacefully on July 31st in Uniondale. The lease was 36.
The New York Islanders will open their new home on a new night at a new time.
The Islanders and Nassau County announced an agreement that will make the ice facility at Cantiague Park the team's official practice rink and business offices. Open practices, autograph sessions and more promised in the 10-year pact.