What Does the NHL Lockout Mean for the New York Islanders?

September 21st, 2012 by Christopher Benini Leave a reply »
The NHL has locked out for the second time in the past decade and third time since Gary Bettman took over as commissioner of the league, and the New York Islanders are significantly hurt by this.

It's true that some players will gain another year of experience elsewhere—whether that is juniors for the young players or leagues like the KHL or Swiss League—however, they'd be getting that same year of experience in the NHL.

Not only would they be getting a year of experience, but they'd be learning to play with their teammates, building the chemistry and the many young players would benefit.

In 2015, the Islanders' lease at the Nassau Coliseum expires. According to Newsday, progress on the talks of renovating or building a new arena in Nassau County haven't materialized.

When the Islanders are in action, there is little support for the team inside the arena. This won't change, especially if there is a lockout.

Winning cures all; it keeps the players, coaches and fans happy. With the season in doubt, the Islanders have no chance to prove that they can be a winning organization.

It gives no reason ...

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