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VIDEO: Devils take shot at Islanders over move to Brooklyn

Ed Mulholland / USA TODAY Sports

The New Jersey Devils better hope they have a packed house the next time they host the New York Islanders.

The Devils took a shot at the Islanders, who will now call Brooklyn their home, staging a fake news bulletin outside the now-vacant Nassau Coliseum.

Interestingly, the regional rivals boasted similarly small average crowds last season.

Team Total Avg Pct
NY Islanders 628729 15334 94.8
New Jersey 622783 15189 86.2

Barclays Center - the new home of the Islanders - has a hockey capacity of 15,795, meaning the emerging contender could regularly play in front of full houses this season.

The Devils, on the other hand, are likely lottery-bound this year, and may not be a hot draw at the gate.

Crickets, indeed.

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