This we knew, but now things are getting ugly. Even setting aside the actual product on the ice for a moment, the recent history of the Islanders in Nassau County has been miserable. A terrible lease for a terrible arena has kept them shackled in a county that can't afford to pay for anything even if it was interested in paying for anything. Now that the Islanders are leaving when the lease finally expires in 2015, Nassau County is doing some accounting and it's found that the Islanders and the Coliseum management company, SMG, have not been paying their bills.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.