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October 10, 2011

How Brooklyn can Become a Permanent Home for the Islanders

Even with the capacity issues of the Barclays Center it can still become a permanent home for the Isles.  In my mind three things need to be in place for this option to happen:
1) Wang/Islanders need to get a favorable lease. 
With most of the big money already divided up, Wang is going have to find a way to get the majority of the Islander game revenues.  Ratner may be interested in giving him such a deal, since they are about 100 dates short of meeting their projections for the opening year of the Barclays Center.
2) Atlantic Yard Development
In order to offset the capacity issues of the arena Wang is going need to become part of the Atlantic Yard Development.  This project could allow this location profitable for Wang.  Again Ratner will be more than willing to let Wang in on this project in my mind.  For one he needs money to start the project.  Also when he sold the Nets he was willing to give Prokhorov an option for 20% of the development.
3) Is already a done deal
Keep collecting one of the best cable deals in all of sports from MSG.

Additional Reading:
http://www.netsdaily.com/2011/8/4/2344859/tv-deal-key-to-brooklyn-islanders
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2011/08/03/brooklyn-islanders-may-be-closer-to-reality/
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/31/dtg_brooklynislanders_2011_08_05_bk.html

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