The New York Rangers have finally made a final push for Brooklyn-based NHL team Brooklyn Hockey to stay in the city.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the news Friday morning, but has yet to announce which team it would be.
He said in a tweet that the team’s ownership is “confident” it will be picked.
“We’re going to continue to work with them and make sure they stay in Brooklyn,” he said.
It’s been more than two years since the Rangers announced they were pulling out of Brooklyn. “
Brooklyn Hockey will continue to be a premier team in the league and will continue its commitment to the city of New Jersey and to the sport.”
It’s been more than two years since the Rangers announced they were pulling out of Brooklyn.
It was originally announced in November 2015.
A team with a majority owner from Brooklyn was supposed to relocate to a new city, but the owners of the team in Brooklyn have never committed to moving.
The team’s name was changed to Brooklyn Hockey in June 2017.
The Rangers are owned by former NHL executive and owner of the Buffalo Sabres Mike Milbury.
The move has been criticized as a move to save money and to avoid having to pay taxes.
It has also been blamed on a lack of fan support in Brooklyn.
The Islanders are the only other team in Atlantic City.
The NHL announced earlier this month that it was going to bring its Brooklyn Hockey team to Buffalo, and then in 2018 to Montreal.
The Jets, who had also been looking to move to New Jersey, are also moving to the same city.