19_rick_dipietro

Danbury Islanders Fan

  • joined Aug 19, 2011
  • last login Jun 03, 2012
  • posts 30
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Bettman Seen at the Barclays Center

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This article is about Bettman being at the Barclays Center this weekend

Barclays Cenert's seating chart different than ticketmaster

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This post shows the seating chart for hockey from the Barclays Center website. Please post the picture in comments for me.

Barclays Center's website has a different seating chart than ticketmaster

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This post shows the seating chart for hockey from the Barclays Center website. Please post the picture in comments for me.

Offical Hockey Layout for Barclays Center

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This link shows the hockey layout basketball layout for the Barclays Center side by side (fixed the link)

Barclays Hockey Layout

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Sorry for posting twice in the same day, but I thought it was important to post the Barclays Center Hockey layout and I couldn't figure out how to just put the picture up.

What Does October 2nd Really Mean?

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This piece explains what I think the Oct 2nd game really means for the Islanders and the fans. I am interested in hearing what other Islander fans think, so please comment here or on the blog.

Bruce Ratner during intermission of last night's Islander game talking about the Isles and the...

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Bruce Ratner during intermission of last night's Islander game talking about the Isles and the Barclays Center.

Development around a new arena just as important

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In this post I talk about how I think that the development around a new arena is just as important for the Islanders. I believe that Wang or any team owner is going to need additional development to make the investment profitable. I am interested in hearing what you guys think.

Barclays Center can be a Good Fit for the Isles

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Article looks at the Barclays Center and the Islanders (Newsday Article)

Brooklyn Could Be A Good FIt For The Isles

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Article looks at the Barclays Center and the Islanders (Newsday Article)

Key Points From The Hub Meeting

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This post mentions the key points from today's meeting about the hub and has my thoughts about it.

Why Can't A Better Long Island Leave Us Alone

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Four developers who are part of The Association for a better Long Island plan to joint together to develop the hub. They said that they are willing to do so with the Islanders part of the site or without them. This should come as no surprise to anyone, since the main reason this organization opposed the August 1 referendum was to get their hands on the hub.

Islanders attendance figures and how they would translate at the Barclays Center

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I looked at the Islanders first 39 seasons of attendance to see how they would fit in the Barclays Center. The results may surprise some people.

Barclays Center Maybe the Right Size for the Isles

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I looked at the Islanders first 39 seasons of attendance to see how they would fit in the Barclays Center. The results may surprise some people.

Islanders playing preseason games in the Barclays Center

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The link above is the original article and the two below are my blog and netsdaily At least it might be a step in the right direction for staying in NY or making Nassau nervous

Islanders playing preseason games in the Barclays Center

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While there has been no movement between the Islanders and Nassau County on a new or refurbished arena, and a clear message has been sent that the team is not presently for sale, more possible routes could open if Brooklyn, Suffolk County or Queens were to make guarantees. In fact, when asked about the lack of chatter since Aug. 1′s failed referendum vote and how now the county is now looking for developers, a source in Executive Ed Mangano’s administration said, "It will be a small miracle if they can even get it off the ground and keep the team here. I really believe the Isles are going to Brooklyn, barring divine intervention." Well, it seems the Islanders have that same idea as they are exploring some options as they bide their time until the lease term ends. Please stay with WFAN.com for further updates to this story later Thursday.

What I think hockey would look like at the Barclays Center

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This post examines what hockey would look like at the Barclays Center. This opinion is based off of renderings for other events at the arena and the hockey layout at Consceco Fieldhouse, since it was the inspiration for the Barclays Center.

Long Island Wins 101 Million Dollars

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The state just awarded Long Island 101 million dollars to develop projects that will create jobs. This post looks at how this money and projects could effect the Islanders hopes of a new arena. The main focus is the heartland project, which the Islanders consider moving to the Brentwood area in 2006. http://www.allbusiness.com/finance-insurance/funds-trusts-other-financial/4067280-1.html Law agreed, saying Wang's team is performing due diligence in seeing the Suffolk County talks through since there are no guarantees with the Legislature and Hempstead government.The Islanders and Suffolk County haven't settled on a site, though talks have centered on land near Suffolk County Community College campuses. Law said the site would not be east of Hauppauge, which would seemingly point to Brentwood. Source: http://www.allbusiness.com/finance-insurance/funds-trusts-other-financial/4067280-1.html#ixzz1fz8kUUxC

Bettman talks about the Islanders arena situation (Brooklyn is mention)

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Bettman finally comments about Brooklyn as an option for the Islanders. This post has the video link of the interview and a short reaction from me,

Bettman talks about the Islanders arena situation

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Last night a Stan Fischler interview with Gary Bettman on the Islanders arena situation aired. This post has my comments on the interview and a link of it.

How Brooklyn can Become a Permanent Home for the Islanders

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This post looks at how the Barclays Center can become a permanent home for the Islanders

Two Men One Vision

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Should Charles Wang consider joining Gerald Wolkoff and the Heartland Project? Both men have the same vision of building a destination center for all Long Islanders.

Wang says no to Queens! Is Brooklyn our last hope?

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Queens leaders tried to get Islanders owner Charles Wang to team up with one of the qualified bidders, but he didn't bite, a borough source said. Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111003/REAL_ESTATE/111009993#ixzz1ZjxuoLEf With Nassau unable to come up with any real solutions for the Islanders and the town of hempstead creating zoning that can't support an arena things don't look great there. Queens has just said that Wang wasn't interested in their offers, so it looks like its Brooklyn or the dark horse Suffolk County.

Barclays Center maybe closer to landing Islanders

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Queens leaders tried to get Islanders owner Charles Wang to team up with one of the qualified bidders, but he didn't bite, a borough source said. Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111003/REAL_ESTATE/111009993#ixzz1ZjxuoLEf With Nassau unable to come up with any real solutions for the Islanders and the town of hempstead creating zoning that can't support an arena things don't look great there. Queens has just said that Wang wasn't interested in their offers, so it looks like its Brooklyn or the dark horse Suffolk County.

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Where do you think the Islanders will end up? Poll

I want to see how Islanders fans are feeling about our chances in in New York. I am sure most of you guys know how I feel, but incase you don't I'll share it again. I think in these hard...

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Would having the Islanders/Nets in Brooklyn and the Knicks/Rangers in Manhattan increase both rivalries?

I was wondering if having the Islanders and Nets reuniting in Brooklyn would bring their rivalries with the Rangers and Kinicks to new levels? It would become the Barclays Center vs Msg and...

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Would you accept a move to the Barclays if it was our last option?

As a few Islanders fans mention before the Barclays Center is viewed as a last resort to keep our beloved team in the area. Unlike many of my fellow Islanders fans I believe we have reached that...

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Would Nets fans welcome the Islanders to the Barclays Center?

I am not a Nets fan so I have no clue how you guys feel about the possible addition of the Islanders to your new arena. I was just wondering if the majority of the fan base support it, don't care,...

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