Monday, October 15, 2007
Because of a severely dwindling fan base, Owner Red Dutton was desperate and decided to see if he could grow a fan base in Brooklyn. So he renamed his team the Brooklyn Americans. Dutton moved out to Brooklyn himself and encouraged his players to do so. However without an adequate arena the team only practiced in Brooklyn, while they still continued to play their home games at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. The arrangement alienated what was left of their fan base in Manhattan, while the potential fans in Brooklyn refused to come into Manhattan to support the struggling Americans, who barely survived the season, finishing dead last with a measly record of 16-29-3. The lone bright sport would come from Swedish defender Tommy Anderson who won the Hart Trophy.