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Islanders salute past, look to Brooklyn future

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

As the New York Islanders enter their final season in Nassau Coliseum, their impending move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in the midst of an ownership transition represents both a monumental challenge and an opportunity for a much-needed rejuvenation. The team’s marketing efforts are ...

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