New York Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/01/2020 09:03:00 PM | Comments

Long story short, we'll know when we know, and you can apply that to every topic & subtopic. Folks know I want the season ended now for business as usual later, the NHL wants to cram their cashgrab down everyone's throats & throw away likely two seasons.
As for Dolan's Belmont arena, this ownership is all in to be out as fast as tenant hockey team (that has zero Belmont ownership) can be relocated with a low-cost buyout from Cuomo or frankly just his ESD permission to move out of New York for free so Leiweke/Azoff can book 41 more dates not counting Dolan's AHL team.
Malkin likely still wants his Value Retail but maybe not anymore? The plan even before the pandemic was comical to think an isolated location like Belmont can be the next Rodeo Drive, and if that fictional LIRR station ever happens it's a good mile walk with no space to move the far turn at Belmont or the Cross Island Parkway to walk down that tiny Red Road.

To survive they need to go back to Barclay's, and be a NYC based franchise entirely. I could care less if people sit on the floor, over time the fan base would triple with revenue, and like Coliseum no one is going to Belmont by the second game.

After Ledecky claimed (Despite 1986 territorial rights amendment giving NYI, Kings/Queens County) Dolan had to approve Barclay's & Belmont? Comical or Dolan's money now is running everything this ownership does even down to hockey operations.

Given Scott Malkin's net worth was 1.2-4 billion, & Jon Ledecky's was 200 million BEFORE they spent 480 million on eighty percent of this franchise, plus spent millions renovating management past/present, and the pathetic Nassau attendance, clearly they save more money not operating at all.

Nassau Coliseum Closing

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/16/2020 03:45:00 PM |

Usually in these circumstances I go through the many agreements that kind of make it impossible for Prokhorov to shutter the Coliseum, but why bother when rules/agreements are being re-written?

On paper because of his agreement regarding Islanders he was not able to even discuss a transfer of ownership to his lease agreement before 2024. Closed or opened, he has to pay his lease as a tenant until 2049.

Would not shock me if Dolan wanted to gobble up Coliseum despite Belmont being his with his cronies. (not 41 tenant NYI)

As much fun as I'm having on twitter hoping they return to Barclay's, Joe Tsai, owes NYI nothing.

I'm sorry Dolan lost Coliseum now, the NYI would have been in Barclay's, Dolan never would have allowed Belmont next to an arena he would have renovated, and our team would have been in NYC where they must be to survive permanently.

New York Signs Three ELC

New York Islander Fan Central | 5/28/2020 04:04:00 PM |

Lamoriello signed two early, under usual rules, Jenkins had to be signed by 5/31/20, but it seems that deadline was pushed back.

Bettman Tenative Plan For Covid-Cup Announced.

New York Islander Fan Central | 5/26/2020 04:55:00 PM | Comments

NYIFC Comments:
It's a cash-grab, the only acceptable plan is to cancel, do draft, UFA when it usually happens. They are going to lose two seasons, and injure a ton of players who have not been off skates this long since childhood. The math/money does not work, players will be sitting home since March who failed to qualify almost into 2021, UFA will not be able to move their families for school in new places where it started.

Mike Milbury Trade Record Part II

New York Islander Fan Central | 5/26/2020 09:09:00 AM |

Impressive. I post this in morning, he joins twitter at night.

When Milbury had money to spend for a few months before ownership demanded more cost-cutting trades, he struggled in deals badly. Between Hlavac, Lukowich, Nemchinov a descent core that would have helped kept being downsized. The return for Jorgen Jonsson was poor. This really changed my impressions beyond the big deals, and the wins like Czerkawski, Blake, Hunter.