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On The Fly: Islanders Latest Team Involved In NHL To Hartford Rumors

The Islanders have bounced from a miserable coliseum in Nassau County on Long Island to a beautiful basketball arena — the emphasis on basketball — in Brooklyn, where they play before sparse crowds with obstructed views. With that situation dissolving quickly and the Barclays Center reportedly ready to boot the team after the 2017-18 season, a couple of Connecticut guys are hoping the NHL puck slides to the faceoff circle at the corner of Trumbull and Asylum. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin wrote to Islanders executives, offering the XL Center as a temporary home and, with improvements, a permanent home. It's a long-shot dream, sure, but at least these...