Fuhgeddaboudit -- No pre-season game for Islanders in Brooklyn

The NHL has canceled its remaining preseason schedule, The NHL has canceled its remaining preseason schedule, including a much anticipated Oct. 2 matchup between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Sept. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Make that 100 problems, Jay-Z.

The NHL has canceled its remaining preseason schedule, including a much anticipated Oct. 2 matchup between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

NHL owners locked out players on Sept. 16 after failing to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

The NHL also canceled the Islanders' final preseason game against the New York Rangers on Oct. 4 at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Brooklyn game, which had been widely promoted by the team and Barclays management, was seen by many as a test-run for the Islanders, whose lease at the Coliseum expires in 2015.

Barclays developer Bruce Ratner has spoken openly about wanting to lure the Islanders to Brooklyn permanently. Islanders owner Charles Wang has said he will not remain at the existing Coliseum beyond 2015.

The league previously canceled all September preseason games.

If the lockout ends, the league could still allow for a shortened preseason, although it’s unclear if the Barclays Center will be available on short notice. Islanders and Barclays officials did not return requests for comment.

Long Island's economy could lose more than $60 million in visitor spending, while Nassau County could take a $1 million hit in taxes and other revenues if the lockout persists through the season, according to county officials .

 

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Make that 100 problems, Jay-Z.

The NHL has cancelled its remaining pre-season games, including a much anticipated Oct. 2 match-up between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. NHL owners locked out players on Sept. 16 after failing to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.

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The NHL also cancelled its final pre-season game against the New York Rangers on Oct. 4 at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Brooklyn game, which had been widely promoted by the team and Barclays management, was seen by many as a test-run for the Islanders, whose lease at the Coliseum expires in 2015. Barclays developer Bruce Ratner has spoken openly about wanting to lure the Islanders to Brooklyn permanently but the team has remained mum.

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The league previously cancelled all September pre-season games.

If the lockout ends, the league could still allow for a shortened pre-season, although it’s unclear if Barclays will be available on short notice. Islanders and Barclays officials did not return calls for comment.

 

The local economy could lose more than $60 million in visitor spending, while Nassau County could take a $1 million hit in taxes and other revenues if the lockout persists through the season, according to county officials. 

 

 

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