In a recent article for Newsday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was quoted as saying that the idea of the Islanders moving to Atlantic Avenue [The Barclays Center] after July 31st, 2015 was, "an intriguing possibility but there's a lot of road between here and there." Its certainly encouraging that the league has seemed to change its stance on this. If you remember months ago when this idea was bought up to Gary Bettman on his radio show I believe, he kinda dismissed it because of the further proximity for Suffolk fans and Long Islanders tendency in general to want to use their cars to go everywhere.
Also in the article its been reported that more then 7000 tickets have been sold for the pre-season game in Brooklyn on October 2nd vs the Devils. That is about half the Barclays current capacity for hockey. Barclays executive Brett Yormark said that right now there more focused on getting events for the building. However, as the game draws closer they will have a lot more promotion for it.
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