Wasn't really an issue of my team leaving, the Rangers will always be there, but I feel since the 94 Cup, they've alienated a lot of their working class fan base (as have most pro sports teams save the Mets in NYC). I'll still prob hope they do well, but I guess I just have a new "girlfriend". Combine that with the fact that the Isles are moving to MY TOWN, really made my decision easy. I would never root against a Brooklyn team, even if it were the Crankies. I know Marty Markowitz, I know Carlo Scicura (guys who were vital in helping to get the team here) plus I have a huge affection for anything "Brooklyn". I suppose it would be a lot like Sens fans who were once with TO or MTL, only difference is the Isles were always our #1 rival. I think that's what will give me a lot of grief with my friends who will remain Ranger fans. I just don't buy the whole "loyalty" because you always were a fan garbage. I feel teams need to work to keep their fan base, and think the Rangers weren't doing enough of that. I know a lot about the Isles organization (went to college at Hofstra, just across the street from the Coliseum) and know they do lots of community stuff and grassroots stuff. The stuff the Rangers do is great (Garden of Dreams etc...) but its way to expensive to participate in their events as a middle class fan.. I look fwd to doing more of that when the Isles come here because it will be more financially possible.