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This interview was about as big a surprise as they come. Nets co-owner and Forest City Ratner CEO Bruce Ratner stopped by the MSG broadcast booth for an interview with Howie Rose during tonight's Islanders/Flyers game. The segment started with a short aside about the Islanders heading to Brooklyn for a pre-season game -- and that's all it was, a short aside -- and then veered towards relocation talk. This was a clear nudge to Nassau as well as Islander fans in regards to the Islanders' future. Ratner played the role of politician perfectly, restating the company line that the Islanders hope to work something out with Nassau and that he wants to see them stay in New York but we all know the true reasoning. Let the games begin continue...

h/t as always to Keith on the video

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