BD Galloff just wrote an article for WFAN explaining why he thinks it is more likely that the Islanders will be relocating out of New York than staying. Below is a part of the article and the link so you can read the entire piece.
More than a year ago an Islanders source warned me that the minority percentage of possible suitors outside of New York would rapidly climb. Eventually, that person said, this idea might even become an even bigger possibility.http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/22/gallof-for-islanders-sticking-around-starting-to-look-less-probable/
I was told this right before the referendum attempt by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Islanders owner Charles Wang blew into pieces due to a recession, politics and the county’s severe growth limitations.
So, now that we are at the end of what has been a long season for hapless fans who have watched their hapless team once again come up short of achieving any real goals, it is also time to really look at the team with correct lenses.
The Islanders may very well be packing their suitcases in a few years.