Gene Morris of Newsday spoke to a few Long Island-based fans who also enjoyed the experience of watching hockey in the borough of Kings. That story included a quote from an East Meadow resident, who said having visitors come to the Coliseum and laugh at it is "embarrassing."
But the positive reviews for the Barclays Center, off-center scoreboard and all, did not carry over to the commute, where many fans took to Twitter to say that there was a mad dash to catch specific trains. Christopher Vaccaro, a former Patch editor who now works as a senior digital editor for Topps, posted this photo of Islanders fans who most certainly wished they were on the Meadowbrook Parkway.
For now, the Meadowbrook and Hempstead Turnpike will work fine for fans trying to get to Islanders games. The team is expected to play two more seasons in Nassau County before moving full-time to Brooklyn.