TKB Podcast Round Table coming up tomorrow!

tkb_podcast_dodge_ramTomorrow, we will be hosting the first ever TKB Podcast Round Table discussion featuring Anthony Donahue, SNY’s Adam Zagoria and Moke Hamilton. The round table will be hosted by Harris Decker and feature discussion on a wide variety of KnickTopics.

If you’re interested in submitting a question to be answered in the round table, you can submit them below. Be sure to let us know if the question is for a specific member of the team!





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rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

this goes to the arena discussion below. this is a post from earlier today


"Everything with you is about money you think the new owners of the Islanders want to have bad ratings and be irrelevant in this market?'


YES, it is all about the money. For the owners and new buildings- and for players and big money UFA contracts.. The Fans pay for those things..


You think super plush Luxe suites are constructed for the average fans?


No, they are constructed because they are massive sources of revenue, very often beyond the reach of the average fan. 


You think the trend to super plush food and beverage options is because they make less profit- to more profit?


Its is because they make more profit.


You think old barn arena's with awesome sight lines and the fans stacked in close have vanished because they players and coaches don't like a loud home arena?


They have vanished because of Luxe suites, and the big cavern style arena's pack more people into the buildings..


Your fan experience has got worse concerning sight lines, and more expensive concerning food and beverage- Because that is where ownership captures revenue.. And that is what drives the salary cap upward, and makes the players more money.. 


These arena building trends and the move to Brooklyn are all about revenue. To write otherwise is deny math. Far too much of that around here...


If you don't know about the lease deal, please look it up. So many of you are commenting with opinions that are based in direct contradiction to the lease agreement reality. 



rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@rmbbanned2 Now that Wang is out of the way- Newsday did a bit on the reno at NVMC..


Basically Ratner has  huge to do list before a shovel breaks ground. He wants to start work in 4 months..


A) attracting and finalizing a lease agreement with any AHL team. ( not NHL, AHL- very minor league)..


b) Finalize financing- including securing $90 million from a single Chinese investor. ( you dump the Billionaire from China- and go for the multi millionaire who is buying his citizenship. I think that is awesome when your rebuilding a Vet Memorial arena).


C) town approvals- always an easy task..


D) environmental reviews ( which is rumored to make town approval look simple)..


E) a pesky outstanding lawsuit with  a one time Partner( i miss the old days when people soiled themselves over the Barrowaway suit vs wang) that actually has the potential to tie up the operation.  


4 months to get those punch list items signed, sealed and delivered..


I am taking the WAY OVER on that 4 month number..


Anybody want take the 4 months and under number? 


tag, sham, toni, camb33, dkdk. I am not a big fan of writing "some people" - I figure lets just call the most ardent anti-Wang fan boys by name.. 


Anybody else i missed, please jump right into the mix..


Wang is out of the way, so its full speed ahead- right? 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@rmbbanned2 Yeah it is.


Wang is scum.  And you're his apologist.


Don't injure yourself apologizing for this criminal.  Wang's a billionaire owner?  Let me fix your typo.  Actually he's an owner who stole hundreds of millions.  There are 21 y/o fans who go to games knowing that in their lifetime this disgrace of an owner has not given them one playoff round victory.  That's hard to do in a league with a salary cap where 16 teams get in.  Poor Chuckles, they wouldn't give him his project.  After you shake hands with Chuckles, check your hand to make sure you still have 5 fingers.  Everyone who said no to this fraud knew this.  He did no one any favors buying this team.  If they would have left to become the Kansas City Cow Chips another team would have moved in in a year to exploit one of the most lucrative markets in the league, and like the Winnipeg Jets, they would have been the Isles 2.0, and we probably wouldn't be staring at this incredible reign of futility.  Add my name to the list.  When that bottom feeding low life takes his ill gotten gains and rides off into the sunset, I hope he takes you with him.  

primus
primus

Wow if the team moved you really think they'd be back in a year or two? You truly are delusional. Just using your example it took the Jets 15 years to return to Winnipeg. Many are still waiting for a third baseball team to come back and NY is a baseball town. Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it zee...

ccm27
ccm27

@Macacawitz you are correct sir. Wang became a billionaire by essentially receiving a 680 million dollar "bonus" from his own company. This was accomplished because one of wangs CA associates SHIRLEY STRUM KENNY greenlighted a 1.1 billion dollar payout shared between wang, sanjay kumar(who is in jail now) and Russell artzt. Just one day after the bonus was oked the companys stock dropped 31 pts. Mrs kenny herself was embroiled on her own problems when she became president of storybook college.

tag1
tag1

If your prediction on this is as good as your hockey predictions then the project will start right on time this summer. Why so negative about this project all the time?

tag1
tag1

You know that lease agreement may sound good for now where barclays pays the Isles 50 million in return for collecting revenue streams like ticket sales from the Isles but as time goes on it may not be such a sweet deal for the team especially when you consider it is a 25 year lease.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1 I noticed you didn't take up the other side of the 4 month prediction..


You put your foot down, and walked right out the door.


and so did everybody else..


To the sound of me laughing at you..





rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1 If you want to get involved in math- count seats with sight lines. Every other time you try math, you sprain that little brain of yours.


Meanwhile- the fourth stooge hopes to be useful and hits "like"..


too bad he didn't take the 4 month side of my offer..


puckdad99
puckdad99

The more I watch the Detroit-Tampa game, the more I think how well Babcock fired his team up and thoroughly prepared them for tonight's game vs what our Moron-in-Chief did. The announcers talked about how Babcock's a stickler for excellent execution on the special teams. Capuano can't even spell "PK" or "PP". You see the way the Wings just came out on fire vs the way the Isles came out like the Walking Dead on Monday night. 


Yeah guys, coaching matters.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@puckdad99 I also noted that 'misses the net', and 'shoots wide' don't play on the Wings team, like they do on the Isles

tonelli27
tonelli27

Than you mrc its all true my dad worked a micali terrace for 5 +yrs andknew some interesting characters one of them was joe Colombo he was very kind to my dad and they had some interesting talks.

jimmyc13
jimmyc13

@puckdad99. I glad you said it. I'm watching the game thinking the same thing. They may have lost but they were the aggressor. I'll always say if you're going to lose lose on your terms not by being passive.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@mrcisback @jethrono9 @tonelli27 I know mrc i had friends up there and could drop  a name or 2 here but wont most of the gfyys are either very old or deceased of course they all went by aliases, when i got married i lived on 183 and Tebout avenue a few blocks from Arthur avenue and Prospect

jethrono9
jethrono9

@mrcisback @jethrono9 @tonelli27 One of my friends  told me years ago there was a old man   who called people ya Mary, just like i the movie a Bronx tale but he told me that in the late 60s, years before the movie came out so i believe it was accurate

mrcisback
mrcisback

@tonelli27 Nice story about your dad T. My grandfather used to drive Soupy Sales in the 50's. He would request my grandfather a lot to drive him. I was told he was a big time gambler and once gave my grandfather $100 dollar tip. Thats a hell of a lot of money in the 50's.

tonelli27
tonelli27

Jimmy i agree the red wings played a very good game had 3x as many shots ( 33) as the islanders did and bishop played very well.

mrcisback
mrcisback

@jethrono9 @mrcisback @tonelli27 I basically grew up around Arthur Ave in the Bronx. I had a lot of family there in the 60's and 70's. The movie A Bronx Tale is exactly how it was back then.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@puckdad99 so please advise me on how blowing a 2 goal lead with 5 minutes left is strong coaching?

How getting blown out in game six in your building is strong coaching?

How not even scoring in game 7- is strong coaching.


Because these same failures that sit at both the feet of Babcock and Cappy- are non issues for Babcock, but serious issues for Cappy.


Lets not forget- there is not more playoff tested team  then the Red wings.. Sometimes it isn't the coaches failure to coach- it is the players failing to execute..

They played aggressively and lost. So now i guess you folks are into moral victories..

Humh- i seem to recall post after post about " NO MORE MORAL VICTORIES"..

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

@rmbbanned2 @puckdad99 It appeared as though Babcock was not able to make adjustments to counter the Lightning's stifling defense and ferocious attack.

jethrono9
jethrono9

Wings bolts game on in the 3rd period

dkdk
dkdk

I am so thank you .... Lol

dkdk
dkdk

Hope all is well.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk yweah all is good and right back at you and family and to all my goombahs in here

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk most of my buddies growing up were, so i picked up a few words, and  love of Italians especially the food lol 

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk and they get such a bad rap, like people think all italains are in the mafia, thats not true at all, they just work for them lol

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk I also look Italian had black hair and a nose that has an italian nose look

dkdk
dkdk

We do rub off on people lol

dkdk
dkdk

Yeah it is almost accepted that you can say whatever you want about Italians but the same level of comments against most other ethnic group would get you jailed

tonelli27
tonelli27

Im not italian im neopolitan lol.

Don22
Don22

@dkdk DK, you're not connected?  ;-)


tonelli27
tonelli27

@don22 my dad knew joe colombo quite well. When he passed away he gave my mom 1000 dollars. My father was not connected but his catering hall he worked at was a favorite haunt of joe colombo. Google MICALI TERRACE and you will see what i mean. My father was an assistant mgr there for 5 years.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@tonelli27 Vic my uncle was the Maite D at the Copa in the 50s, which started him drinking because he couldnt deal with all the shenanigans going on there, he would come home drunk and talk all the the mob guys, just like in the movie 'Goodfellers'

dkdk
dkdk

Don if I were connected we would not have had to worry about waiting for wang to sell.

jethrono9
jethrono9

@dkdk we would find him in a suit case in a trunk of a car lol