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Bettman Would Like To See The Islanders In Brooklyn ASAP

from Steven Marcus of Newsday,

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, echoing Islanders owner Charles Wang's comments last week, said he would like the Islanders to leave for their new home in Brooklyn "as soon as possible," but said the team is prepared to play out its lease, which expires after the 2014-2015 season.

"I'd like to see them in the newer building as soon as possible," said Bettman, speaking at the Associated Press Sports Editors commissioners meeting," but I believe the Islanders -- not believe, I know -- they're prepared to fulfill their obligations under their burdensome lease. If Nassau County was inclined to let them go earlier I know they would go."...

"If you talked to [general manager] Garth Snow and Charles Wang, they will tell you that their ability to get free agents was impacted by the fact that why would you want to play in that arena 41 times a year when you can go to other places."

Barclays will address some hockey related issues, Bettman said.

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I’d like to see Bettman thrown off the Brooklyn Bridge ASAP.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 04/26/13 at 01:46 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

The fact that Bettman is hot for it is the only reason I could consider it a bad idea.  Even the stink of Bettman isn’t quite enough, though.

Posted by Savage Henry on 04/26/13 at 04:58 PM ET

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