NHL's Islanders Moving to Brooklyn in 2015

This Sept. 20, 2012, file photo shows workers sweeping the plaza in front of the main entrance to the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The NHL's New York Islanders have struck a deal to move to Barclays Center once the team's Nassau Coliseum lease expires after the 2014-15 season.
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"I am disappointed to learn of the Islanders' plan to relocate to Brooklyn," Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said. "They've been a valued part of this region's identity, and we wish the team great success in the future. We hope Long Islanders will continue to cheer for the team."

Long Island fans seemed resigned to the move for a team that won the Stanley Cup every year from 1980 through 1983 but missed the playoffs last season.

Michael Callahan of Huntington said it was a sad day for Nassau County, but "I will probably go to Brooklyn for a game. It is easily accessible by mass transit; that is a big plus. That is also one of the shortfalls of the Coliseum; there is no close train system. That is a big plus; Brooklyn is easy to get to."


Associated Press Writers Jennifer Peltz and Frank Eltman contributed to this report.

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