New York Islanders plan to move to Brooklyn

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The New York Islanders, an NHL team, have agreed to move from their home stadium on Long Island to Barclays Center in Brooklyn as early as 2015, a story in the Washington Post reported.

The New York Times reported that the 25-year agreement will be announced Wednesday afternoon. A Brooklyn city official said that the deal is a "major windfall" for the city.

An Associated Press story in the Washington Post reported that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the Brooklyn location was not the best idea, as it was too far from the Islanders' fan base in Long Island and Queens.

The New York Times reported that Long Island's loss of the Islanders would be "a blow to its civic pride," as they are the only professional sports team in the area.

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