New York Islanders Daily: Belmont Still On Track For 2021
Lou Lamoriello confirmed yesterday that the New York Islanders home in Belmont Park will be complete for the 2021 season.
One of the positive takeaways from the New York Islanders otherwise lost 2017-2018 season was the news of Belmont Park. It was announced this year that the Islanders would be moving into their very own arena.
Since that announcement, it’s been up in the air when the arena will actually be ready to open. Yesterday, thanks to Lou Lamoriello we finally have some clarity.
Lou told Brian Compton of NHL.com that Belmont is “100 percent” on track for 2021. Not only is that a great, yet likely unintentional, pun from our fearless leader it’s good news for the Islanders. Once the building is figured out and they’re more stable they will finally be a destination.
Think about it. In theory, the Islanders core will be Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Ho-Sang, Oliver Wahlstrom, Kieffer Bellows, Ryan Pulock and Noah Dobson. They have the potential to be an up and coming team in a couple of years with the leadership and guidance of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz.
For the next few years, it seems likely that it’ll be the same old story when it comes to getting guys to come to Long Island, especially with the split of games at the Barclays Center and at Nassau Coliseum.
Once Belmont is done and the new core is established, the Islanders will be ready to compete. And that is something to be excited over.
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