Score another major victory for Brooklyn.
According to a new report from the New York Post, the NHL's New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center and playing alongside the Brooklyn Nets in time for the 2015-16 NHL season. They will reportedly keep the same name they've been using since 1972 and will make the move to BK when their lease at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum runs out after the 2014-15 NHL season. A host of major players, including team owner Charles Wang, Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will be on hand at a press conference early this afternoon to announce the move. It's obviously great news for the borough.
Any chance they'll announce the end of the NHL lockout, too? Eh, very doubtful. But, the NHL better make a move quickly to make sure that everyone still cares about hockey by the time the Islanders are in Brooklyn.
[via NY Post]