Gary Bettman says Brooklyn may not be a viable potential destination for the New York Islanders.
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.
There’s some good economic news for residents of Nassau County. Sales tax revenues have jumped in Nassau County, and county comptroller George Maragos said they are up 5.2 percent compared to last year.
Nassau County has admitted in the past that there is asbestos in the walls of the Nassau Coliseum, but attorney Joseph Dell said this is a major problem and that some of his clients have been diagnosed with cancer.
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.
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.
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.
One day before the Nassau County Legislature debates the future of the Coliseum site CBS 2 has learned several developers are drafting proposals that imagine Long Island’s future without the Islanders.
Hope is an easy sell these days, simply due to so many fans being uncomfortable in the uncertainty that followed the failed Coliseum referendum.
No corner on the Islanders season has been turned just yet. However, being able to put on the brakes to this year’s losing streak is far different to last year’s spin out into oblivion. That is a clear step forward.
Icelanders fans must have been optimistic at 2-2. And then THIS happened!
After a heartbreaking end to last season and lessons already learned on the road, the new-look Rangers are ready for their home opener at the renovated MSG.
Maybe my expectations for the Islanders are a little higher than others. The bottom line is that the bar has been raised and if the opening home stand is any indication, it will continue to rise.
Mark Streit is the 13th captain in New York Islanders history, replacing the retired Doug Weight after missing all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
If the Islanders can’t stay in Nassau County, where will they go? Barclays Center developer and Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner hopes they’ll continue to skate right here in New York. Specifically, Brooklyn.