As you may have heard, the New York Islanders are moving from Nassau County to Brooklyn. This was rumored to be coming for some time, but still, it's big news. I mean, it's bad news that the Islanders are leaving, but at least the Isles aren't headed to Quebec or Seattle or something right? It's gotta be tough for Islanders fans, nevertheless. It's losing a symbol of self, a piece of the distinct Long Island identity. As someone who has lost their team before, I know residents of Nassau County must really be hurting.
Count BMR founder Kevin Schultz among those Islanders fanst that are hurting. This must be killing him right now. Just check out this tweet:
Oh. Must be denial.
By far, this is the best day for the #Isles fans and franchise in many, many, many, years.— Kevin Schultz (@Schultz88) October 24, 2012