This blog is dedicated to providing updates on the New York Islanders arena situation.
February 16, 2013
The Isles Need to Start Winning Again!
If the Islanders want to take advantage of their move to Brooklyn like the Nets have done, they need to start winning. Yes, Brooklyn offers many advantages that Nassau couldn't: like mass transportation, better media exposure, more corporate support, and many other things. However, none of these advantages will matter unless the Islanders put their focus back on to the on ice product. Charles Wang is going have to spend money in order to make money at the Barclays Center, since by the time the Isles move there the luster of the new arena, and the new arena smell will be gone. He did spend money when he first bought the team on players like Alexi Yashin, Chris Osgood, and Michale Peaca, but stopped when he realized their was no finical stability coming anytime soon from Nassau County. Now that he has that in Brooklyn he needs to spend again, and make winning his number one concern, and in the end he will be rewarded for it.