Well, according to Sun Media, the chances of relocation in the future is a very strong possibility.
Last night, Nassau County taxpayers rejected a plan to use $400 million of taxpayers money for a new arena that was hoped to be built in four years time, when the Islanders’ current lease with Nassau Coliseum expires. Additionally, a minor league baseball park was hoped to be built as well.
The popularity of the Islanders is very low not only in the box office, where they only averaged just over 11,000 fans per game, but on the ice as well. The Islanders have not made the playoffs since 2006-07, and haven’t won a playoff series since 1993, a sad state for a team that was so dominant in the early 1980′s when they won four straight Stanley Cups.