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NHL is nuts now considering temp stay at N*****ua

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This is great for those dedicated fans on long island. Time (to get to bk after work) and money (to take the LIRR to BK) are 2 main reasons why die hard fans literally can't get to the Barclays during the week. A friend of a friend i have gotten to known who worked as a kid for the islanders has expressed this from fellow fans he knows on long Island. While it is outdated the venue has some of the best on arena parking i have seen here in the northeast. Not to mention the views from all 3 tiers of seating is great for a hockey game. Better than the barclays and much better than the XLC.

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5 hours ago, Monizzle145 said:

This is great for those dedicated fans on long island. Time (to get to bk after work) and money (to take the LIRR to BK) are 2 main reasons why die hard fans literally can't get to the Barclays during the week. A friend of a friend i have gotten to known who worked as a kid for the islanders has expressed this from fellow fans he knows on long Island. While it is outdated the venue has some of the best on arena parking i have seen here in the northeast. Not to mention the views from all 3 tiers of seating is great for a hockey game. Better than the barclays and much better than the XLC.

The Coliseum isn't outdated anymore. They just spent over $130 million in renovations to the building to bring into the 21st century, and are going to spend another $6 million worth of "enhancements" to for within NHL requirements. They removed almost 4000 seats as well as most of the suites, and that's why they're only playing party of the season in the building. They need the money from the suites at the Barclays Center to help pay the players salaries. 

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7 hours ago, TrueHartfordHockeyFan said:

The Coliseum isn't outdated anymore. They just spent over $130 million in renovations to the building to bring into the 21st century, and are going to spend another $6 million worth of "enhancements" to for within NHL requirements. They removed almost 4000 seats as well as most of the suites, and that's why they're only playing party of the season in the building. They need the money from the suites at the Barclays Center to help pay the players salaries. 

The suite money they could make is negated by the terrible deal they have with the barclays. In a world where TV money is much larger than ticket revenue the suites aren't doing as much to help player salaries as the msg contract. If they have nearly **ll crowds at N*****au it will easily offset what they could have made in suite money.

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There's also that ma$$ive TV deal...remember?  The one that prohibited a move anywhere?  Strange how that doesn't come up unless you need it to support your argument.

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6 hours ago, MarkH2919 said:

There's also that ma$$ive TV deal...remember?  The one that prohibited a move anywhere?  Strange how that doesn't come up unless you need it to support your argument.

The TV deal kept them in New York, but that money isn't part of the players salary. The NHL mandates that arenas have to be over 15,000 seats because the money from ticket sales is to be used to pay the players salaries. Go look it up. They mention it in every article about why the Islanders didn't just move to N*****au completely, and are splitting time between there and Barclays over the next few years.

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3 hours ago, TrueHartfordHockeyFan said:

The TV deal kept them in New York, but that money isn't part of the players salary. The NHL mandates that arenas have to be over 15,000 seats because the money from ticket sales is to be used to pay the players salaries. Go look it up. They mention it in every article about why the Islanders didn't just move to N*****au completely, and are splitting time between there and Barclays over the next few years.

The 15K minimum is useless because the barclays isn't getting 15K a night. Not to mention most of the tickets are season tickets being resold at lower prices to fans on StubHub. That's why if you can get the now 13K it can hold every night it wold benefit revenue more than playing at the barclays with 10K showing up.

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I love it...

"The NHL mandates that arenas have to be over 15,000 seats"

Ottawa played in a facility that sat a little over 10,000 when they first joined the league.  Same with Tampa, same with San Jose.

The last year in Hartford, PK had "capacity" listed at 14,660.  If there was truly a "mandate", then why didn't the NHL say something?

And...lastly, did you ever think that one of the things they're going to do with Uniondale to get the building to "NHL satisfaction" is...you know...increase seating where they can to get the building to a capacity of 15,000?

More Fraudie BS.

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