Markowitz Hints at Hockey for Barclays Center

Borough president said he'd like to bring an NHL team to Brooklyn at his preview for tomorrow’s State of the Borough address.

Hockey may be coming to the Barclays Center, if a hint from Borough President Marty Markowitz is any indication, says the Brooklyn Daily.

At the Bay Ridge Community Council’s Presidents’ Luncheon on Saturday, Markowitz previewed tomorrow’s State of the Borough address, saying that “there should be an NHL team,” in Brooklyn, says the report. The Daily says that Morkowitz is generally tight-lipped about announcements.

But this isn’t the first time that rumors spread about an NHL team coming to Brooklyn. In August, Bruce Ratner and Nets CEO Brett Yomark met with NHL league officials to try .

And today it was announced that the Islanders will play the New Jersey Devils in , on October 2. It will be the first NHL game played at the new arena, as well as the first NHL game to be played in Brooklyn.

The Islanders lease with Nassau Coliseum ends with the 2014-15 season.


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