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Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Posted on: July 29, 2011 9:01 pm
Edited on: July 29, 2011 9:10 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

On Thursday the New York Rangers organization urged their fans to support the New York Islanders and vote yes to the Nassau County referendum on Monday that would help finance a new arena for their long-time rivals.

The third team that occupies the New York/New Jersey market -- the Devils -- released a similar statement on Friday and urged Nassau County residents to approve the referendum.

The statement, which is posted below, was made by general manager Lou Lamoriello and also appeared on the Devils website:
"The New York Islanders are a proud organization with a championship history. Monday’s referendum vote on a new Nassau Coliseum is vital to ensuring that tradition lives on.

Since opening Prudential Center in 2007, we have seen first-hand the tremendous impact that a new facility can have for our fans and the surrounding community. A world-class facility is fundamental to success in the modern sports landscape, and a necessity for both the fans and the players.

Owner Charles Wang and General Manager Garth Snow have assembled a core of talented young players whose future depends on a new home on Long Island. We look forward to continuing our Atlantic Division rivalry for years to come.

The Devils support the Islanders in their quest for a new arena, and urge Nassau County residents to vote yes this Monday."
Along with what I can only imagine is a large portion of their own fan base the Islanders have the support of their two closest NHL neighbors, which is certainly good news. The isssue remains whether or not they have the support of the Nassau County voters that aren't hockey fans ... or at least the support of enough to approve the referendum.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 3:56 am
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Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

I do not agree with tax payer money going to fund these teams and their arenas.  Let the multimillionaire owners frind private funding if they want a new stadium, or put in place a team that wins and draws enough fans that you run a surplus and can afford to build the place on your own.  We have enough fiscal problems these days without giving money to millionaires so they can make even more money and leave the taxpayer holding the debt.



Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Sort of like the Bills in the AFC East, need to make sure teams have an easy win each yr?  Funny coming from a Bills fan whose team is looking like they'd rather play in Toronto than stay in Buffalo.....



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 7:28 am
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

DON"T DO IT, ISLES FANS! Would you tax-payer fund a new movie theatre? Hell, no! NHL hockey is the entertainment business. Let ownership pay for their own arena or let the collective NHL pay for it. Once the stadium/arena is paid for, that tax will never be recinded.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:50 am
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Hahahaha, and everybody used to make fun of the Penguins moving? How does it feel it Isle fans? We are in great shape in Pittsburgh, how bout you? Hahahaha. Maybe try moving them to the moon?  Might be the best place for them. Money mouth



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 7:46 am
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Move the team to Hartford and bring the Whale back



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Inferior



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:50 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Imferior GM's.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:34 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

You obviously do not understand why they haven't been able to get relevant.



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Devils also support Islanders arena vote

Rangers, Devils....everyone wants them to stay so they have someone they can win against.


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