(2) Return to Nassau v. (7) Brock’s Goal Drought
But Brock Nelson goes through a goal drought every season? We know this. Just like we know the tide rolls in, and the tide rolls out. Brock Nelson scores, and then he doesn’t, before picking it up again. He gets his 20 goals, there’s no doubt about it. But it’s the lulls between goal scoring we can’t stand.
And this year’s “dry spell” was particularly bad. For 55 periods of play, Brock Nelson didn’t score a single goal. Between December 11th and January 13th, Brock Nelson didn’t score. That’s the New York Islanders third line center and noted goal scorer without a goal for a month. That’s why it made the list.
But when matched up against the Islanders return to the Nassau Coliseum, both in the pre-season and in the future, there’s no contest what the bigger storyline is.
As the New York Islanders build their brand new arena in Belmont, it was announced that they’ll split time between the Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum.
Before the Islanders return home to Long Island permanently they’ll play between the two venues. Or maybe even play all of their games at the Coliseum. Who knows.
With the colossal failure that was the Barclays Center experiment its obvious that fans, who voted 88-12 in favor of the Coliseum, that the return home is the bigger story.