First the Nets, Now the Islanders?

NHL team may join the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

Brooklyn will soon be getting a long-awaited professional basketball team when the Nets take the court at the Barclays Center, but a pro hockey team may also be in the cards as well.

According to Newsday, real estate developer Bruce Ratner and Nets CEO Brett Yomark met NHL league officials at their headquarters in Manhattan last week to express interest in bringing the New York Islanders to Brooklyn.

With the plans for a new arena in Nassau officially scrapped, the team will be without a stadium once their contract with Nassau Coliseum ends in 2015. 

Barclays Center  and is expected to be complete by the start of the 2012-13 basketball season. 

Craig Kanalley September 29, 2011 at 01:56 AM
That would be awesome. As a longtime hockey fan, in one sense, it would be sad to the Islanders leave Long Island, but selfishly, I'd love for an NHL team in Brooklyn and it would be great for the franchise to stay in New York. I hope it happens.
Trevor Smith February 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Way to go Brooklyn
Trevor Smith February 24, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Welcome to Brooklyn


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