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October 21, 2011

My Wish List For Bettman's Interview On Saturday

Here is my wish list of what I want Gary Bettman to say about the Islanders arena issues.

1) The NHL comment to keep the Islanders on Long Island.  That he doesn't want to lose a historic team like the Islanders, and that the league will explore all local options before any out of state options are even a thought.  That includes new ownership if Wang has given up on the area.

2) State that Brooklyn is a viable option and the fact that its an option the team will not leave the market, or at least comment on the meetings he had with the Barclays Center.

3)  Discuss how the league plans to help the organization gain a new arena and be more profitable.

Do I expect Bettman to mention any of these items? Nope, but we will see on Saturday.

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