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Silverman: Islanders To Call Brooklyn Home, But What’s Really The Point?

Can anyone really get excited about the Islanders’ move right now? My issue is simple: there is no hockey.

10/25/2012

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Lichtenstein: Forgive Me For Not Celebrating Islanders’ Move Out Of Nassau

Forgive me if I don’t celebrate with Michael Bloomberg, Marty Markowitz and Charles Wang. Brooklyn is better than Quebec, but it still feels like another punch to the soul for the true fans of a once-proud franchise.

10/25/2012

Islanders to Brooklyn

Gallof: Nassau County’s Perpetual Dysfunction Drove The Islanders Away

To the fair-weather fan or perhaps the former Islanders players who did not follow the storylines, it seems a travesty that Nassau County has lost its hockey team. To just about everyone else paying attention, going to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.

10/25/2012

Barclays Center as seen from Chopper 880 - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 18, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Gallof: While Nassau Postures, Islanders Positioning For Real Run At Brooklyn

According to an NHL source, Islanders owner Charles Wang will use the new developer aspects in Nassau County to put more pressure on the Barclays Center for a good deal. Things are starting to happen.

09/12/2012

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Gallof: Bad News Islanders Fans, New Nassau Coliseum Plan Is Fatally Flawed

If you find positives in Nassau County’s new plan to renovate the area where the Islanders currently play, I have an old and dilapidated coliseum to sell you. This latest attempt to keep the NHL where it currently resides is pie in the sky.

WFAN–07/12/2012

Matt Carkner

Capellini: Islanders Make Smart Decisions In Early Stages Of Free Agency

After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.

WFAN–07/02/2012

Might the Islanders make a run at unrestricted free agent Zach Parise? (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders To Try Hard, But Free Agency Will Be Like The Wild West

The Islanders have had a cap floor budget for almost a year now. WFAN’s B.D. Gallof has learned that the bridles of that budget might be less restrictive for some free agency targets.

WFAN–06/28/2012

Islanders GM Garth Snow

Gallof: Islanders’ Snow Might Be Faced With Mission Impossible This Summer

The Islanders are at a crossroads. The rebuild is at a pivotal juncture. If Garth Snow doesn’t find a way to entice significant parts to this team via free agency this summer, this already untenable situation could get a whole lot worse.

WFAN–05/22/2012

Barclays Center (credit: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gallof: As Things Die In Nassau, A Hope Grows In Brooklyn For Islanders

Their are a lot of people out there who fancy themselves experts on the Islanders’ arena situation. They will tell you Nassau County remains a viable option. It’s not, and there are a multitude of reasons why.

WFAN–05/03/2012

Charles Wang

Gallof: Rich Owner, Poor Team — Why Islanders Act Like Desperate Paupers

As you continue to watch the playoffs, you might want to take a look at a team that was once in the same boat as the Islanders — the Florida Panthers. It will give you some perspective on why certain things play out the way they do.

WFAN–04/18/2012

Ryan Strome

Gallof: Despite The Mess, There Are Many Silver Linings For The Islanders

For Islanders fans, you are once again on the outside looking in, but, despite all of the franchise’s problems, the on-ice product is a lot closer to being a serious force than many would have you believe.

WFAN–04/05/2012

Mark Streit

Gallof: The Bad, The Ugly And What To Expect From Islanders Next Season

OK, we’ve put this off long enough. It’s time to talk about what the Islanders did on the ice this season. Its time to face facts, look beyond the stats, and make some calls on what we will see this summer and next season.

WFAN–04/02/2012

Islanders banner

Gallof: For Islanders, Sticking Around Starting To Look Less Probable

More than a year ago an Islanders source warned me that the minority percentage of possible suitors outside of New York would rapidly climb. Eventually, that person said, this idea might even reverse, and become the bigger possibility. Well, it’s starting.

WFAN–03/22/2012

Evgeni Nabokov

Capellini: Light At The End Of Islanders’ Dark Tunnel Fast Becoming Just A Wish

It just feels like the Islanders are simply passing time until they die. Morale among the faithful is at an all-time low, and considering all the absurdities that have gone on over the last 15 or so years, that’s saying something.

WFAN–03/12/2012

Charles Wang (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Have But A Glimmer Of Hope Left In Nassau County

If the Islanders and Nassau County are to ever get together on a new plan to keep the team where it is, it appears the window for such a meeting of the minds has now been stretched closer to 2013.

WFAN–02/15/2012

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