Larry Brooks's of the New York Post reported that Gary Bettman was seen at the Barclays Center on Friday. The fact that Bettman was at the arena could mean many things, but it should be seen as a positive to Islanders fans. It puts pressure on Nassau when papers are reporting that Bettman is seen or talking to other New York locations. In addition, it shows that the commissioner is exploring Brooklyn as a safety-net in case an arena can't be built elsewhere in the metropolitan area. Like Brooks's said in his article.
The Dodgers could have gone to Queens when they instead skedaddled to Los Angeles. It would be an everlasting shame if the Islanders were to go to Quebec (or Seattle) if they instead could move to Brooklyn.
It’s merely a subway ride, as our moles tell us the NHL commissioner took on Friday.