The “New York Islanders” is a professional ice hockey team situated in Uniondale, New York. The team is part of the Metropolitan Division that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Together with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, the Islanders are part of the NHL’s three team franchises in New York City. The team’s rivalry with the New York Rangers is termed as the “Battle of New York”. Since the year of their franchise in 1972, the team has played their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
In 1972, the Islanders were discovered as members of the NHL’s tricks against the league’s rival, the World Hockey Association (WHA). At the time, their early years turned out to be really successful as they won a consecutive 14 playoffs dock in the first quarter of their third season.
After 8 years, their success seemed to be unstoppable as they won four Stanley Cup championships in just a span of 3 years dated between 1980 and 1983. Pluses were the victories they had achieved from 1980 until 1984 by winning a total of 19 consecutive playoffs. In the history of the NHL, the team has been recognized as one of the eight dynasties.
Despite the fact that the Islanders have achieved much throughout the early years of their career, they were not able to escape the existence of fraught and struggles, which most teams, even the most successful hockey teams have gone through.
Since the dynasty ended, the Islanders encountered financial shortcomings, rundown management, poor ownership. The performance of the team has declined and has encountered game losses in the division titles and regular NHL season.
The arena of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was aging, the team made several attempts to rebuild the arena but failed. In October 24, 2012, a formal announcement was revealed that the franchise will soon be relocated to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to play for the NHL’S 2015-2016 season.