Today, Newsday reported that Gary Bettman has stated that the NHL has begun helping the Islanders search for other "Metro Area" options for the team to call home.
He ripped the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County basically saying they don't care to keep the town and countys only professional sports team.
Well, I have to say that it is about time they got involved with this. Although Bettman has played down the possibility of Brooklyn as a home for the Islanders, when he starts to lose faith in Nassau and realize theres not really any other place locally that would have a venue ready in time that Brooklyn may not be bad.
While, Brooklyn isn't ideal if they have a permanent commitment from the team they could certainly make some alterations to make it more hockey friendly.
He did make it a point to say that they arent even close to the point of having to look at areas outside the NY "Metro Area" as a possible solution which is good news but sorta expected.
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