Following on the heels of Rangers president Glen Sather's statement urging Nassau County residents to vote yes on Monday's referendum, the other local team's hockey boss has weighed in as well.
Here is Lou Lamoriello's statement from earlier today:
"The New York Islanders are a proud organization with a championship history. Monday’s referendum vote on a new Nassau Coliseum is vital to ensuring that tradition lives on.
"Since opening Prudential Center in 2007, we have seen firsthand the tremendous impact that a new facility can have for our fans and the surrounding community. A world-class facility is fundamental to success in the modern sports landscape, and a necessity for both the fans and the players.
"Owner Charles Wang and General Manager Garth Snow have assembled a core of talented young players whose future depends on a new home on Long Island. We look forward to continuing our Atlantic Division rivalry for years to come.
"The Devils support the Islanders in their quest for a new arena, and urge Nassau County residents to vote yes this Monday."