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2014 NHL Draft: Day 1 Report

The NHL Entry Draft began last night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA at the home of the Flyers. Day 1 featured only the 1st round and a lot of hype was going into the evening.

Offseason Edition: How to make the Coliseum's Finale Grand (Address our needs)

If you have watched the Islanders this season, you are likely aware of the issues that vexed the team early and often. Those issues rendered the Islanders’ late season surge utterly useless in a highly talent Metropolitan Division and an even deeper Eastern Conference. As the remaining elite battle for the Stanley Cup, the Uniondale residents are looking to retrace their steps to figure out where it all went wrong.

The Hot Seat with Erol Bal season 3

Erol Bal is back with his 2013-2014 season of the Hot seat. In this edition he talks about the Barclays Center preseason game and what the Islanders need to do in order to capitalize off their first winning season in 10 yrs.

Isles Fall To Devils In Brooklyn

The New York Islanders made history last night, playing the New Jersey Devils in the first ever NHL game in Brooklyn. Granted, it was only a preseason game, but the sporting event brought in many fans since this is the future home of the New York Islanders.

Unfortunately, the final result isn't exactly what everyone would have liked to see, a 3-0 loss to one of their top rivals in the Metropolitan Division. But as stated above, this was only a preseason game with rosters lacking regular skaters for two teams that are looking to shake off some rust and evaluate line combinations and prospects.

The Barclays Center Experience

It was not your typical preseason NHL game between two longtime rivals the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils on a mid September Saturday night. This was a different kind of game and in some ways a regular season feel to it prior to faceoff as this night officially embarked a new era of New York Islanders hockey.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Chooses Forest City Ratner Companies to Redevelop Nassau Coliseum

The future of Nassau Coliseum after the Islanders lease expires in 2015 has been decided by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. In a press conference on Thursday morning in Mineola, the County Executive announced that Forest City Ratner Companies has been chosen to redevelop the Coliseum.

Is Charles Wang Looking To Sell The Islanders?

The NY Post published a story late last night on their web-site by Josh Kosman claiming that New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is looking to sell the team (Photo Credit: stayclassynet/Flickr).

According to the article, Wang has had preliminary discussions with a Manhattan investment bank called The Raine Group.

There have been rumors and discussions in the past on various hockey web-sites stating that Wang has been open to selling the team for somewhere around $300 million. However, the Islanders losing record over the years compacted with their massive financial losses may make that a tough price to sell.

All's well that ends well (Isles benefit from shortened season?)

Hockey is back and everything is right in the world of the NHL. Well, sort of. There are some sour faces on fans that feel betrayed by the shield. But pouty, angered people will quickly turn that frown upside down. Fans will forgive as soon as the first puck drops on January 19th. Who can hold a grudge with the game we all love so dearly?

As the new season rapidly approaches, there are some immediate questions that need to be tended to.

Who will the shortened season favor: the veteran teams or the young guns?

How will teams deal with the immediate pressure of each game meaning more than usual?

Will Garth Snow Improve The Islanders Roster For The 2013 Season?

Prior to the NHL lockout, the New York Islanders announced that the team will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn once the lease with Nassau County expires in 2015. Although this was good news for the local fans, this situation also provided a lot of work for team owner Charles Wang and General Manager Garth Snow (Photo Credit: Official New York Islanders/Flickr).

The Islanders need to be a team ready to compete by the time they enter their new home. A new arena means a new identity, and it cannot be the one that this team has maintained for the last few years.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

On this installment of The Hot Seat - Erol Bal talks about the winners and losers of the New York Islanders leaving Nassau County in 2015 and heading to Brooklyn to play at the Barlcays Center.