Nassau Coliseum

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Gallof: Astonishing Political Bickering Ultimately Led To Islanders Leaving Nassau

This ongoing series will focus on shining a light in an attempt to autopsy why the NHL not only died in Nassau County, but who helped hammer in the nails of the proverbial coffin.

11/12/2012

Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots against Deron Williams #8 and Brook Lopez #11. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Lopez Exits Preseason Healthy, But Remains Deficient On Defense

Even with two healthy feet, Lopez is no more than a statue defending the pick-and-roll. I found his attempts to corral Knicks point guard Raymond Felton last night a useful teaching tool to my 13-year-old son as to what not to do in those situations.

10/25/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Penguins fan misses hockey  (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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

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Saga Finally Ends As Islanders Announce Move To Barclays Center

Goodbye, Nassau. Hello, Brooklyn. The Islanders will become the borough’s second professional sports franchise when they move to Barclays Center in 2015.

10/24/2012

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

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

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

Brett Yormark: Barclays Center In Brooklyn ‘Viable’ For Islanders

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn’t so sure Brooklyn would be a great destination for the Islanders. Well, tell that to Yormark.

04/23/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bettman: Brooklyn Would Be Hard For Islanders Fans

Gary Bettman says Brooklyn may not be a viable potential destination for the New York Islanders.

04/21/2012

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

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (file / credit: Nassau County Comptroller)

County Comptroller: Economy Is Looking Up In Nassau County

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.

04/13/2012

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Inspectors Investigating Asbestos Claims At Nassau Coliseum

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.

03/24/2012

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