Islanders Move to Brooklyn
A report today from Bloomberg News says that Mikhail Prokhorov, whose Onexim Sports and Entertainment company runs the Coliseum, is looking to close the old barn up until investors can be found to pick up the tab on some outstanding loans.
A Marvel Comics connection gives us a chance to discuss the Islanders’ exit from Barclays Center and the end of their time in Brooklyn.
According to Newsday’s Randi Marshall, an announcement will be made before Saturday’s game against the Bruins that the Islanders will play any playoff games this season, as well as all of next season, at Nassau Coliseum, while their new arena at Belmont Park is finished.
The rest of the schedule will be released June 25.
The Feb. 28 meeting with the Maple Leafs was originally set for Brooklyn.
A bit of book keeping on a day where other news dominated.
Are we in Brooklyn or Nassau? Better check your schedule.
Newsday reports parties are "closing in" on an agreement
The team is, "continuing to study the RFP process" before formally entering their bid on the open property.
The New York Post reports that a minority stake in the Islanders is available if you’ve got a few extra bucks laying around. Major grains of salt are required.
The NHL commissioner told Bloomberg Radio that Isles ownership continues to “explore options” for a new home
In a report by Newsday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the Islanders will not be playing any regular season games at Nassau Coliseum this season but a preseason game is apparently on the table.
Per a report in Newsday by Robert Brodsky and Jim Baumbach, Barclays Center has sent notice to the Islanders that the time to discuss the future partnership between the team and the arena is nigh.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in studio for a long interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, where they discussed the Islanders and their latest arena drama.
Per a report in Newsday, Barclays Center honchos are preparing to alleviate their issues with the Islanders by urging them to move back to Nassau County into the renovated and newly opened Coliseum. Okay...
Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy sent a letter to Islanders owners Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, urging them to bring their team to The Constitution State. Because that’s what they need.
The Islanders might be without a home arena in two years according to a report in Bloomberg News that Barclays Center is looking to opt out of its agreement with the team over lost money.
In addressing concerns about Barclays Center’s longterm viability, Bettman instead focused on the team owner’s stewardship and left the future vague.
Newsday’s Jim Baumbach breaks down some very relevant info you should know before the next Islanders relocation rumor pops up.
In an interview with NHL Tonight, Islanders owner Jon Ledecky talked about his team, their home in Brooklyn and whether his niece Katie is an Islanders fan (she is).
The Islanders captain opens up about a bunch of topics to Sportsnet
JD Power’s fan experience study shows where the Islanders have work to do, and how they have made some headway in the New York sports scene with their move to Brooklyn.
Per a report in Bloomberg, the Islanders owners are talking to the Mets about building a hockey arena in Queens. How much you believe depends on how much stock you put in anonymous sources. Just another part life as a fan of the Islanders.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said no changes are coming to Barclays Center's seating chart. One writer says this will most likely prevent the Islanders from hosting an NHL All Star Game in the future.