The Long Island Islanders have just announced they will be playing in Brooklyn come 2015. Owner Charles Wang previously stated his team would not continue to play at the Nassau Coliseum after their lease ends in 2015. It also comes at a perfect time because the Nets wave and shock around the Brooklyn area hasn’t reaches its peak yet. These next few years will give the Nets time to prove their worth to the fans around the Brooklyn area before another team comes to share what they thought was their stadium. Can you imagine the Islanders winning one before the Nets?!
Without a doubt, there will be new uniforms for the Islanders and possibly even colors. Can you imagine a home, blue and orange team in New York too?! I think NOT. The Knicks are MSG’s team and so are the Rangers. The Nets will be the Barclays team and so will the Islanders. This puts the rivalry at another level. Things just got that much more heated between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
To be honest, I cant wait. I love the idea of this and have even written a previously post on it. I actually predicted this. Lets now see if Mikhail becomes part owner in all of this. If so, money will not be an obstacle as it was not with the Nets. Well continue to watch it pan out.