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Members of the media take a guided tour

Members of the media take a guided tour of the Barclays Center during the start of New York Islanders first preseason skate at the arena. The team will call the Barclays Center home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013) Photo Credit: James Escher

The Islanders began their 2013-14 season with training camp at their future home -- the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Newly named Islanders captain No. 91 John Tavares
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Newly named Islanders captain No. 91 John Tavares skates during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner speaks to the
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Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner speaks to the media during a guided tour of the Barclays Center before the New York Islanders first preseason skate at the arena. The team will call the Barclays Center home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on
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New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on a shot during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang speaks to
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New York Islanders owner Charles Wang speaks to the media during a news conference held at the Barclays Center. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Members of the media take a guided tour
Photo Credit: James Escher

Members of the media take a guided tour of the Barclays Center before the start of New York Islanders' first preseason skate at the arena. The team will call the Barclays Center home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on
Photo Credit: James Escher

New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on a shot during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Members of the media take a guided tour
Photo Credit: James Escher

Members of the media take a guided tour of the Barclays Center during the start of New York Islanders first preseason skate at the arena. The team will call the Barclays Center home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano fields questions from
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Islanders head coach Jack Capuano fields questions from the media during a news conference at the Barclays Center. (Sept. 12, 2013)

The Islanders' Casey Cizikas speaks with the media
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The Islanders' Casey Cizikas speaks with the media during a Long Island Rail Road train ride from Garden City to the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as the team prepares for their first preseason practice at the Barclays Center, which the team will call home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Members of the New York Islanders organization gather
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Members of the New York Islanders organization gather at the main entrance to the Barclays Center after taking the Long Island Rail Road from Garden City Train Station to the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as they prepare to for their first preseason practice at the arena, which the team will call home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on
Photo Credit: James Escher

New Islanders captain John Tavares follows through on a shot during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Islanders left wing Matt Moulson skates during the
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Islanders left wing Matt Moulson skates during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin stays hydrated during
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Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin stays hydrated during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

New York Islanders right wing No. 21 Kyle
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New York Islanders right wing No. 21 Kyle Okposo skates during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Islanders right wing Colin McDonald follows through on
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Islanders right wing Colin McDonald follows through on a shot during the team's first preseason practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Brooklyn, NY - September 12, 2013: New York
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Brooklyn, NY - September 12, 2013: New York Islanders left wing No. 36 Eric Boulton skates during the team's first pre-season practice at the Barclays Center. The team will call the arena home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Photo by James Escher)

Islanders players take the Long Island Rail Road
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Islanders players take the Long Island Rail Road from Garden City to the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as they prepare to for their first preseason practice at the Barclays Center, which the team will call home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner speaks to the
Photo Credit: James Escher

Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner speaks to the media during a guided tour of the Barclays Center before the New York Islanders first preseason skate at the arena. The team will call the Barclays Center home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

Members of the New York Islanders organization gather
Photo Credit: James Escher

Members of the New York Islanders organization gather in front of the Barclays Center after taking the Long Island Rail Road from Garden City Train Station to the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as they prepare to for their first preseason skate at the arena, which the team will call home at the start of the 2015-16 season. (Sept. 12, 2013)

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