The once proud franchise of the New York Islanders might be looking for a new home when their lease is up at the old Nassau Coliseum is runs out in a few years. The Isles are looking for a new or refurbished arena and Nassau County isn't making it easy for them to get one. It won't be out of New York but they are having thoughts of moving.

Back in 2008-2009 there were rumors of Kansas City being a destination spot but it never materialized. Now the Isles have set there sights on something closer to home. Brooklyn could be that place. The new Barclays Center in Brooklyn will be the home of the NBA's New Jersey Nets. Could it also double as the home for the Islanders? Maybe.

A source in Executive Ed Mangano’s administration said, “It will be a small miracle if they can even get it off the ground and keep the team here.  I really believe the Isles are going to Brooklyn, barring divine intervention.”

The Islanders might be giving the new place a test run as they are in discussions to host a NHL preseason game there. There are questions about the small attendance and the sight lines. The way the Isles have been playing in their recent history the small attendance won't exactly be a problem.
Written by Chris Edwards, Reporter (Archive/RSS)

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