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NHL Commissioner Casts Doubt on Brooklyn Islanders

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Gary Bettman, the NHL Commissioner, criticized Long Island politicians for delaying action on Islander plans for a Atlantic Yards-like project centered on Nassau Coliseum but said Brooklyn may not make sense as an alternate location. "Does it make sense based on where the Islanders hockey fan base is to go to Brooklyn? I don't know the answer to it," asked Bettman, noting most Isles fans live in Queens and Nassau.