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Bits: Ratner 'Trying Like Hell' to Get Islanders to Brooklyn; DiPietro Off IR

That player is wearing no gloves or elbow pads.
That player is wearing no gloves or elbow pads.

Your Brooklyn Islanders temperature check of the moment: Bruce Ratner is "trying like hell to get the Islanders to make [Brooklyn] their new hockey home." That's from the Daily News' update on the new arena there, which opens in 60 days and hosts the Islanders-Devils preseason game Oct. 2.

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