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The Islanders were victorious in their first game at Barclays Center this season, beating the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, on Monday night, while a second group lost to the Flyers by the score of 5-3 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

All eyes were on Brooklyn's game because a majority of the Isles starters were taking part in that game and it was their first real run-through in their new home. Here are few things we learned from Monday's game at Barclays Center...

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The Long Island Railroad will be adding extra service to and from Barclays Center during Islanders' home games this upcoming season (Newsday, Aug. 3).

The LIRR will add two additional eastbound trains to Farmingdale and Babylon that will depart Atlantic Terminal 20 minutes after the end of weekday home games. Fans looking for other?lines will transfer at Jamaica. In addition, two west bound trains will be added to the schedule on the weekend along with two extra eastbound trains after games.

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The Islanders?days on 88.7 FM WRHU Radio Hofstra University appear to be coming to a close.

In a Newsday feature highlighting the aspects that Barclays Center want to carry over from the team's days at Nassau Coliseum, CEO Brett Yormark discussed the desire to move to a larger radio station. The Islanders have been on WRHU since 2010. (June 2)

"I think it's fair to say that's probably not a place we'll end up," Yormark said bluntly.

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Apparently it's Barclays Center Week here at IPB. More info on the arena front from Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark, who was on the Michael Kay Show earlier today discussing the Nets, Islanders and Coliseum renovations.?As far as renovations of the arena in preparation for the Islanders go, Yormark said that the way the arena was for the pre-season game was mostly how it would look when the Islanders move in."For the most part, what the fans saw on the 21st is what they'll see when the Islanders come here," Yormark told Kay. "We are thinking about adding some premium seating, which I think will be great for that high-end premium buyer but other than that we're ready to go."Yormark also mentioned that they still need to build a "locker room campus" for the Islanders and other "smaller things" that were needed to accommodate the team. But he said there was "nothing big from the standpoint of having to add additional seating or anything like that."Asked why, with his team renovating the Coliseum, it wasn't possible for the Islanders to stay Yormark had the following to say:[sny-box]I just don't think you could have refurbished it in a way where it could truly accommodate a professional hockey team for 44 nights. There's very little suite revenue coming out of that building. They don't really have suites. I just think there's a slew of reasons why it wouldn't work. I just don't think you could generate the revenue out of that building.?[/sny-box]The hosts also asked him about rumors (heh) that the team may move earlier than their scheduled mid-2015 moving date:[sny-box]Well, I'll never say never cause you just don't know... But right now the plan is 15-16 and should it change, I'll call you guys.[/sny-box]Here's the full audio of Yormark's interview.
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BROOKLYN ? Since the announced move to Brooklyn, Islander fans have feared that a change in venue would result in change in team colors and uniforms. The hand off of control of the team?s business operations to the Barclays Center has fueled that fire even further, especially after the Isles website had a makeover that featured a lot of Brooklyn Nets black and white.However, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark put those fears to bed Thursday morning when he told reporters that the Islanders colors would not change.?Charles and I have decided is that the Islander colors as they are today will be the same when they get here. The name will be the same,? Yormark said during the Islanders first day of training camp, which was being held in Brooklyn.Rumors of a potential change in the team?s historic colors have led to fans using social media to voice their displeasure with the idea to Yormark himself. And their comments did not fall on deaf ears.?I use social media for a lot of different reasons,? Yormark explained. ?See I do it because I want to hear from the fans and I?ve heard a lot from the fans.? They?ve been telling me since day one, since I?ve talked about research, what I should and shouldn?t be doing. I?m not an expert. I feel I?m pretty good at what I do, but I?m not an expert. So I take different consumer opinions, and I have, and they?ve weighed in pretty aggressively. I think we?ve come up with what?s right.?Fans of the team would most likely agree that he came to the right decision, but the Barclays Center CEO does intend to add a patch to the home and away jerseys that identifies in Brooklyn. The patch would be placed around the shoulder area of the jersey. ?We?re working with Charles and the league on that,? he said.Yormark also intends to revamp the third jersey to appeal Brooklyn.?What we will do?is introduce a third jersey,? he said. ??A second home jersey, and that is where we are going to get a little creative. That is where we will speak to Brooklyn in an authentic way.?He did not, however, go into specific details as to what the new third jersey would look like.
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Yesterday on Twitter, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark responded personally to Islanders fans who had pinged him about potential color scheme changes and their desire to stay with traditional colors:

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There have been focus groups supposedly exploring some changes to the Islanders brand, and promises that the Islanders won't change their logo as long as they're owned by Charles Wang.

However, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark is still trying to figure out how to incorporate black and white into the Islanders color scheme, which he calls 'the colors of Brooklyn.'?The Nets wear black and white jerseys that say Brooklyn on the front, and those have been quite a success for the team. Guard Deron Williams had the sixth best selling jersey in the entire NBA this season.

In a long 15-minute interview with Russia Today, Yormark touched on a lot of topics including how he hopes to add black and white into the Islanders color scheme. He did not give specifics as to whether it would be the jerseys, the logo or maybe only a third jersey. Transcribed by NetsDaily:

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