April 10, 2012
Gary Bettman on WFAN
Gary Bettman was on WFAN with Mike Francesa today and the first topic they discussed was the Islanders arena issue. Bettman is still holding out hope that something will be done in Nassau to keep the Islanders there. When asked about Brooklyn he said the league hasn't really explored the option yet. His two concerns are the layout for hockey, but he believes the Barclays Center when they say they can make it work, and the commute for fans in Nassau and Suffolk. He is worried that so many people in those areas prefer to drive than to take public transportation. Bettman's concerns for Brooklyn are fair and realistic. Only time will tell how this saga will end.