Will Belmont Park Be Able to Replace the Atmosphere of Nassau Coliseum?

As Islanders fans, we know what it feels like to have our home ripped away. Nassau Coliseum, the birthplace of this franchise and a hockey holyland, was abandoned by the Islanders in favor of Barclays Center in 2015. Although they eventually returned to Nassau, those three seasons in Brooklyn were a dark time for a …

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Back to the Arena Debate: The Islanders Need Belmont Park

After splitting the regular season and the postseason at Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum, one fact is evident for the Islanders. They need their own arena. Brett Yorkmak, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum was once quoted by stating that the Islanders are a "rent-a-team" and that they "never embraced …

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The Islanders Are Back and Better Than Ever

The energy is palpable. Hempstead Turnpike is rocking like it is the 1980s, all thanks the New York Islanders. Sitting at first place in the Metropolitan Division with 72 points, the Islanders are silently making a worst-to-first turnaround, shocking even the most loyal of fans. Robin Lehner (17-8-4) and Thomas Greiss (16-8-2) have combined to …

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The Islanders Faithful Is Alive Like Never Before

BARRY TROTZ! BARRY TROTZ! BARRY TROTZ! LEHNER! LEHNER! LEHNER! FIRST PLACE ISLANDERS! FIRST PLACE ISLANDERS! FIRST PLACE ISLANDERS! These chants and more were bouncing off the Coliseum ceiling during and after the Islanders 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks. The Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division and second in the Eastern Conference, …

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A Chronicle of Three Arenas: Why the Islanders Will Break Up with Barclays Center

Home. A truly special thing, home is somewhere that one feels comfortable and at peace. But for the New York Islanders, that has been a complicated concept. When William Shea was tasked with bringing a franchise to Long Island, he founded the team that is known and loved across the area today. The supposed lifelong …

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Barclays Center Could Emerge as Poisonous for Islanders

December 1st, 2018. December 1st, 2018 is a day that will live in the history of the New York Islanders forever.  The Islanders, who after 1,329 days away from home, returned to Long Island after spending the last two-plus seasons in Brooklyn. The Coliseum was packed. The arena was sold out, and with a capacity crowd, …

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The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History

The Islanders never had the largest fanbase.  Nevertheless, at least from what I've seen throughout the years I've supported this team, we tend to be a very passionate one.  Sometimes, that passion leads us to say things that may be overly drastic and uncalled for.  The late Charles Wang owned the Islanders during some of …

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