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Owner: Barclays made for NHL, too

Updated: April 30, 2012, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The developer and owner of Brooklyn's new Barclays Center believes his state-of-the-art facility can hold hockey for more than just a passing game or two.

Bruce Ratner, who will welcome the NBA's Nets to Brooklyn next season, is hopeful of the arena's potential NHL prospects as well, perhaps even playing host to the New York Islanders, who are looking for a new home. In fact, the building already has ice and locker rooms for both sports.

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