New York Rangers Rumors: Team Will Not Be Moving… Calm Down

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Leave it to New York Islanders‘ fans to make something out of nothing. Although they would all like the New York Rangers to move away from New York, that is just not going to happen. The Rangers mean too much to New York and the NHL and the Islanders just do not, which makes their fans have an inferiority complex.

What I am referring to, of course, if you have not heard the news, is that Penn Station wants Madison Square Garden to move to a different location in 10 years because the New York City Council wants Penn Station to expand and build above ground.

If any of you do not know, Penn Station can only be seen underground, as it lies directly below Madison Square Garden, which makes going to the games extremely easy.

So because of all of this news, I’ve seen alot of Rangers fans becoming worried and many non-Rangers fans jeering at the possibility of them and their arena roommates, the New York Knicks, moving in 10 years and the Garden being torn down.

Just please, sit back, breathe and relax. The Rangers are not going to leave New York City. Heck, they might not even move from the spot they are in now at all. Rangers, Knicks and Madison Square Garden owner, James Dolan, has spent almost $1 billion on renovations for MSG these past three years and for the New York City Council to bring this up now is just plain wrong.

Even though I dislike Dolan as an owner, he is filthy rich and powerful in New York City and once 10 years are up, I think deals will be made and he and the New York City Council will find a middle ground.

This current Madison Square Garden that Dolan owns is the fourth Madison Square Garden, so moving this arena has occurred a few times. However, every single location of the Garden has been in New York City, so if there is a Madison Square Garden Five sometime in the next decade or so, it will also, without a doubt in my mind, be in New York City.

So, again, please just calm down.

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  • newyorkislanderfancentral

    Don’t Ranger fans have to take their inferiority complex and go do some chants for Hall Of Fame New York Islander, Denis Potvin. See you in Kansas City because the Rangers are not the Knicks and the days of Dolan getting taxpayer exemption money is ending with that operating permit.

    Let’s see the Rangers operate for the first time since 1982 without a check from the taxpayers to subsidize them because in 1981 they demanded money or they were ready to become the New Jersey Rangers with the football teams.

    Oh yes Charles Dolan tried to purchase the New York Islanders before he settled for Msg, James Dolan was rooting for the Islanders in 1994.

  • Zoe Zachary

    I agree the Rangers mean a lot to the NHL but NYC would not miss them if they went to another borough or even Westchester. No sense bringing the Islanders into the conversation (it’s obvious the 4 cups on LI always cause Ranger fans to jump on the Isles for other reasons), since the Isles found a new home. If MSG has other plans for the area that can be used 24/7/365 than the Rangers (who only play there 41 times a year) need to find another place. I hope it’s close to the Devils and Islanders as all three franchises are needed but PLEASE can the media who covers the Rangers please focus on the Rangers and stop worrying about what the Islanders do or what their fans think? Talk about having an inferiority complex, look in the mirror!

  • Alan Smithee

    I hear MSG is looking to build a 13,000 seat arena in Uniondale.

  • Steve C

    The reality is that the islanders don’t have to worry about moving in the next decade. Even though the Isles will be moving, it will be to Brooklyn which may put a HUGE dent on the Rangers revenue in the years ahead.

    • mrceebees14

      Decade? The Isles don’t have to worry about moving for the next 25 years.

      The Rangers on the other hand are in some serious shit now. There isn’t enough space anywhere in Manhattan to build a new complex, the Barclay’s Center nor the Prudential Center will allow the Rangers to play at their venues.They lose the huge advantage of living above one of the busiest transportion sites in the world and they won’t be allowed to subsidize with tax payers dollars anymore.

      The Rangers will now be brought down a few notches and will finally be forced to deal with issues they had always taken for granted and for which other teams have always had to deal with year in and year out.

  • Vukota Pecota

    KAN-SAS CI-TY!!!!!

  • Chet Campbell

    Kansas City Rangers!!!

  • NYResident

    While I agree the Rangers won’t be moving, you brought the Islanders into this conversation when they really have nothing to do with it. Bringing up comparative importance to the city and an imagined inferiorty complex distracts from your point. You think Isles fans won’t take an opportunity to chirp their rivals about any type of negative news? I am gonna guess you didn’t get uptight at the KC Islanders jokes.

  • mrceebees14

    There is no place to build another MSG in Manhattan, and unless you are still heavily in denial, the Rangers are 100% gone from their current site. The city never liked MSG where it’s, it took a ton of potential revenue away from Penn Station, which is why the vote was nearly unanamous.

    For those thinking they can share the Barclay’s Center with the Isles, even in the interm basis, well, good luck with that.

    Karma is a bitch Ranger fans.