Islanders Return To Mainland

According to this TSN report, once the New York Islanders’ lease expires at the Nassau Coliseum at the end of the 2014-15 season they’ll moving from Uniondale on Long Island, where they’ve been based since they entered the NHL as one of two expansion franchises along with the Atlanta Flames in the 1972-73 season.

As to where the storied franchise, which has fallen on hard times since the glory days of the late ’70s and early ’80s, will be moving, I’ll let the Beastie Boys fill you in:

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4 thoughts on “Islanders Return To Mainland”

  1. Brooklyn is, technically, still on Long Island. It’s just in the part that’s within NYC boundaries.

  2. They are still on the island, mabye 30km,east of the old rink.

    Read the NYtimes version of this story.

    The people voted against a $400 million reno of Nassau Coliseum.
    The new rink cost a mere $1 billion..
    but it’s privately owned.

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