The Islanders currently play in the worst arena in the entire NHL- the Nassau Coliseum.
Originally opened in 1972, the Nassau Coliseum became the home of the New York Islanders.
During their time at the Coliseum, the Islanders had one of the most successful dynasties in NHL history. From 1980 to 1983, the Isles won four consecutive NHL Stanley Cups.
However, since then the Islanders have not come close to reaching the level of success they obtained in the 80's.
In the past few years, the Islanders have become the punching bag of the NHL's Eastern Conference. The Islanders need to shake things up. Owner Charles Wang believed a new, state of the art arena would do just the trick.
Wang's first proposal to get a new arena, "The Lighthouse Project" which was estimated to cost over $3 billion and would provide a new hockey arena as well as a minor league baseball stadium and a 60-story building, was voted down.
On Monday, Nassau County citizens voted on a revised and much smaller scale project which would only include the arena and a minor league park.
This proposal was also voted down due to the citizens unwillingness to pay higher taxes.
Wang feels that since he has lost so much money since buying the Islanders (over $200 million), he should not be solely responsible for a new arena.
The Islanders lease to play in the Coliseum ends in 2015 and there is no way Wang will keep his team in the dilapidated Coliseum.
Therefore, rumors of relocation have begun to surface.
Here are the most likely cities with the best chance to house the Ne York Islanders.