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Isles practice at Barclays Center which will hold 15,813 for hockey

Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes Islanders owner Charles

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The Islanders made their Barclays Center debut on Thursday, riding the Long Island Rail Road to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, walking across Atlantic Avenue just past rush hour and hitting the ice for the first time in their future home.

“The Islanders complete this place,” Barclays Center CEO Bruce Ratner said during a tour for assembled media. “We have an NHL team in Brooklyn.”


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