The Islanders have turned their franchise around exactly the way they wanted to this season. From ownership to coaching to renewed success on the ice, the Isles went into the All-Star breakare sitting at the top of the Metropolitan Division at 29-15-5 with playoff hopes in sight.
But that's the big question: Where will the Islanders play their home playoff games?
During the NHL All-Star press conference, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the situation, saying the league would ultimately have the final say on where New York will play.
"It will be collaborative decision among the Islanders, Barclays -- their landlord -- whether or not it's at Nassau [Coliseum] or Barclays Center and the league. I suppose the league has final say, but at the appropriate time, all the parties will get together and figure out what the beest way to approach the playoffs would be if the Islanders make the playoffs."
The NHL would most likely want Barclays, as it has a bigger financial ceiling. But die hard Islanders fans would likely choose the Coliseum for its history and atmosphere during the playoffs.
The Islanders' last postseason series came during the 2015-16 season, and home games came at Barclays. They would lose to the Lightning in five games in the second round.