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OK, the Nassau Coliseum really sounds like an Islanders' fallback

OK, beyond his suggestion that the New York Islanders return to the Nassau Coliseum full-time for the second and third years of the expected era of Belmont arena construction, hockey writer Chris Botta, writing in IslandersPointBlank, reported 7/20/18 that the team has an option to play two seasons in Nassau if Belmont is not ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.

Citing a source, he also suggested that the deal to split games over the next three seasons between the Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum could lead to full-time tenure in Nassau after next season, given that the players "love the Coliseum."

He also noted that the seemingly poor marketing of games at Barclays may be a strategy to push the Islanders to Nassau, where the Coliseum lacks an anchor tenant.

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