B.D. Gallof, who broke news of the Islanders ' preseason appearance at Barclays Center, now reports that sources in the NHL and arena management believe the chances of a Brooklyn move are good.
Barclays is making an "aggressive sales pitch," Gallof wrote for WFAN. In addition he quoted his league source as saying, "the chances of the New York Islanders to Brooklyn are actually pretty good". Gallof says that Islanders would not have to ask the Rangers for permission to move into the city, that agreements signed in 1974 and 1986 permit the Islanders to re-locate to Brooklyn or Queens. The Islanders are stuck with a lease that will keep them at Nassau Coliseum until 2015.
- Sources: Brooklyn Going After Islanders Hard, Making 'Aggressive Sales Pitch' - B.D. Gallof - WFAN
- Report: New Brooklyn arena really wants the Islanders - Jason Brough - NBC Sports
Developers to offer new Nassau Hub plan - Robert Brodsky & Randi F. Marshall - New York Newsday