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Jones Lang LaSalle, the project management company for the upcoming $500 million renovation of...

Jones Lang LaSalle, the project management company for the upcoming $500 million renovation of Madison Square Garden, has begun work on a feasibility study for an Islanders arena at Willets Point -- the property surrounding Citi Field, the second-year home of the Mets.

>>A discussion-worthy bit from Chris Botta at FanHouse. Update: Katie Strang's source contradicts the story. The story says it's the Mets owners initiating the study here, but any bit of Plan B action is a nice sign. The MSG renovations JLL is managing look pretty sweet in this compilation at Blueshirt Banter. (Of course, money always buys you nice furniture, doesn't it?)

In 1972, when the Islanders joined the N.H.L., the $4.5 million territorial fee they paid the...

In 1972, when the Islanders joined the N.H.L., the $4.5 million territorial fee they paid the Rangers gave them the right to occupy only Nassau County. But a 1986 amendment to the agreement allowed the Islanders to move to Queens and Brooklyn, and within Nassau and Suffolk counties.

According to The New York Times, the Isles would not owe the Rangers anything for a move to Queens.

During the summer’s court proceedings involving the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and their prospective m...

During the summer’s court proceedings involving the bankrupt Phoenix Coyotes and their prospective move to Hamilton, Ontario, an old memo to the league from the Leafs emerged that may have indicated that club officials believed they had veto power over such a move, because Hamilton lies with the Leafs’ designated territory. But even if the Leafs do believe that, Daly said, it wouldn’t matter. "They can be dead-set against it, but that doesn’t mean they can stop the league from putting a franchise here if the league thinks a franchise here makes sense,"

>>NYT Slap Shot blog

"If I did PR for those Queens politicans [sic] and Chamber of Commerce folks, I’d recommend they s...

"If I did PR for those Queens politicans [sic] and Chamber of Commerce folks, I’d recommend they show up at the Marriott on Thursday and let everyone know in a big way the Islanders are welcomed there."

Botta, talking Queens after a wee bit more Isles-to-Queens news.

The U.S. Tennis Association insists it's exploring a roof only to end rain delays at the...

The U.S. Tennis Association insists it's exploring a roof only to end rain delays at the 23,733-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium - but the Queens Chamber of Commerce views it as a shot to bring a second pro hockey club to the city.

>>NY Daily News Man, when a team's future and home is up for grabs, you hear some wacky ideas.
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