Bring on Brooklyn!
That was the overwhelming sentiment from Islanders fans at Wednesday night's Blue & White scrimmage against minor-league affiliate Bridgeport, a tuneup for the opener of the lockout-shortened season Saturday night against the Devils at Nassau Coliseum.
"It's a great move for the organization," 52-year-old Bay Shore resident Patrick Doyd said of the move to Barclays Center for the 2015-16 season. "Brooklyn is a viable location with transportation, subways, railroad. It's going to help the Islanders with exposure. It's a better move for the Islanders. They're going to be in a better place."
Doyd said he thinks plenty of Long Island fans will make the trip to Brooklyn frequently.
"It's just 23 miles down the road," he said. "I'll be one of the first people there."
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