- Many people suggested news names and logos for the team, often playing on the borough's reputation as a haven for hipsters or the Barclays Center's connection to Jay-Z.
- Folks poked fun at the idea of Brooklyn -- seen by some as a land of coffee shops and artisanal cheese -- as a burgeoning sports mecca.
- — Ford Thatford (@mrford0)Wed, Oct 24 2012 16:13:46The Islanders move to Brooklyn and announce name change to "Hipsters" players will wear skinny jeans and hats in lieu of helmets. #Isles
- Others waxed nostalgic about the Islanders time in Nassau and Long Island's loss.
- — Sean Meyer (@Newswriter22)Wed, Oct 24 2012 15:31:26Grew up loving the N.Y. Islanders of Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith and Al Arbour. Sad day for me.
- — Josh Graham (@JoshGrahamECU)Wed, Oct 24 2012 16:41:50Islanders are moving to Brooklyn. No surprise that they prefer Barclays Center over that dump, Nassau Coliseum. #BrooklynIslanders
- — Breanna Nicole (@BreannaNicoleM)Wed, Oct 24 2012 16:40:54I use to go to a bunch of Islanders games growing up. Haven't been in 8 years though....always had great seats. Had a blast as a kid.
- And still other commenters questioned whether the team could keep the Islanders name, since Brooklyn is technically part of Long Island. Or is it?
- — Steve Goldstein (@goldieonice)Wed, Oct 24 2012 17:33:01Brooklyn Islanders keep the name and logo. Good for them. Look at map, technically Brooklyn is part of "long island"
- — Ryan Broderick (@ryanhatesthis)Wed, Oct 24 2012 15:50:41The Islanders are following a proud Long Island tradition of moving to Brooklyn and pretending like you're not from Long Island.
- — Sean Bennett (@Tyler_Burnham)Wed, Oct 24 2012 16:42:50Hilarious looking at the Islanders tweets and seeing the confusion over whether Brooklyn is still on Long Island or not.
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