Islanders heading north?

Pat Hickey cautions Quebec City hockey fans to not get their hopes up. (Photo: Chip East/Reuters).

“NHL commissioner Gary Bettman also weighed in and repeated his assertion that the league would do everything in its power to keep the Islanders on Long Island. The clear signal here is that Bettman and the NHL see Long Island as Phoenix rather than Atlanta.

“The encouraging news for Quebec is that Wang says he plans to honour the Islanders’ lease at the Coliseum which runs through 2015 and the expiration should coincide with the opening of the new arena in Quebec City.

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