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The Islanders are coming to Brooklyn, but they can’t still be called Islanders.

Sure, it’s a little known fact that Brooklyn is, for all intents and purposes, part of greater Long Island, but for years residents of its urban center have done everything they could to separate themselves from their suburban appendage. Don’t believe us? Just ask the guys who fought in the Battle of Long Island, which we’ve been calling the Battle of Brooklyn for years (and not just for purposes of alliteration).

With that in mind, we’ve put together a poll to let you decide how we should de-emphasize our Long Islandness when naming our new professional hockey team.

Reader poll

What should we name Brooklyn's new professional hockey team?

Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Bob from Crown Heights says:
The Brooklyn Gentrifiers
Oct. 24, 2012, 3:27 pm
K>law from bburg says:
The Brooklyn Knights
The Brooklyn Bangers
The Brooklyn Yard dawgs
The Brooklyn Battle
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:05 pm
Gary from PLG says:
I second the Brooklyn Knights.
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:12 pm
Adam from Ps says:
Knights or boroughs
Oct. 24, 2012, 8:57 pm
IsaacB from Boro Park / UES says:
"Islanders" should do fine. That's the LIRR across the street. That's LIC a few miles to the north.
Oct. 24, 2012, 9:35 pm
Ilbur from Burg says:
Brooklyn United
Brooklyn Warriors
Oct. 24, 2012, 9:48 pm
Duff from BkHeights says:
Brooklyn United
Brooklyn Metros
Brooklyn Blades
Oct. 24, 2012, 10:31 pm
cc says:
No, Brooklyn is part of Long Island, not part of "Greater Long Island". I don't care if people consider Brooklyn to be part of Long Island, because it is.
Oct. 24, 2012, 11:34 pm
Brian from Prospect Heights says:
I vote Brooklyn Knights
Oct. 25, 2012, 4:33 am
Chris from Brooklyn says:
Brooklyn Bath Salt Bombers
Oct. 25, 2012, 7:58 am
Jonny Hammersticks from Bay Ridge says:
This poll is stupid. They're keeping the name New York Islanders and it should be that way. They're still in NY. They still play on an island. And they have 4 Stanley cups as that team.
Oct. 25, 2012, 8:12 am
Susan from Sunset Park says:
Brooklyn Islanders
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:19 am
Bob from Mars says:
The New York Islanders of Brooklyn (Stupid Angels...)
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:30 am
Jesus from Kensington says:
Brooklyn Kings!
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:41 am
Realistic from Park Slpoe says:
Ill go with geographic reasons of why BK is part of LI. We technically are on the long island off of mainland USA know as Long Island.
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:47 am
Matt from Queens says:
Does nobody here know NYC or hockey history???

If they change the name to anything, it should be the Americans.
Oct. 25, 2012, 10 am
peter from bronx says:
Brooklyn Americans... read a book....
Oct. 25, 2012, 10:23 am
peter from bronx says:
Brooklyn Americans... read a book....
Oct. 25, 2012, 10:23 am
John from Westminster Road says:
The Brooklyn NIMBYS
The Brooklyn Underweeners
The Brooklyn Slicks
The Brooklyn Low Keys
The Brooklyn Rowdies
The Brooklyn Brownstones
The Brooklyn Feudals
The Brooklyn Accents
The Brooklyn Lows
Oct. 25, 2012, 10:23 pm
Shawn from Bath Beach says:
1. Brooklyn Islanders
2. Brooklyn Accents < LOL!!
3. Brooklyn Brownstones < nice
Oct. 26, 2012, 7:22 am

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