In October 2012, a month into the NHL lockout, with the schedule already beginning to crumble, the New York Islanders made a big announcement: Upon expiration of their lease in 2015, the Isles would be leaving the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, their publicly owned home of 40 years, for Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The team is now reportedly trying to move a year early, which would make this lockout-shortened season the penultimate one in the Coliseum. The financially floundering Islanders will be happy to rid themselves of Nassau County's ownership, and the bankrupt county will be happy to rid itself of the Islanders.
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