Hockey Islanders return to Coliseum in a homecoming game against Columbus by Chris Passarelli November 29, 2018 The Islanders are returning to the Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, as they are set to play the Columbus Blue Jackets. This will be the first regular season game the Isles will play in the Coliseum since the regular season finale in 2015, and the last real game played since the Game 6 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals. The homecoming is welcomed by all. It’s welcomed by fans, players, and coaches alike. Anders Lee has raved about coming back to the Coliseum, as have some of the other guys. Barry Trotz spoke highly of the Coliseum after he took over as head coach of the Islanders. As most people state, he felt that the fans were literally on top of you. As a fan I have to say that the Coliseum is nothing but good memories for me. Even when the building was half empty and the Isles were down 7-2, there was nothing better than going to a game ten minutes away to see your favorite team play. There was an energy about the building even when the Islanders weren’t good. The most used phrase for Isles fans to describe the Coliseum is “it’s a dump, but it’s our dump” and those words could not be more true. There are maybe three bathrooms in the entire arena, the ceiling was very close to collapsing many times, the concessions stunk and there was about an inch of room to walk through the prominade. The “new and improved” Coliseum is lipstick on a pig. It’s still a dump, despite it now looking like a slinky and some LED lights. None of that matters because the Islanders are now home. Home may eventually be Belmont in a few years, but for now home is exactly where it should be; The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Coliseum holds a very special place in the heart of Islander fans, as it should. It was where they had all their success, and where they should continue to have success for the next two plus years. You can’t spell Islanders without the Island. Post Views: 994 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsBarry TrotzNassau ColiseumNew York Islanders Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online by Guest | posted on July 23, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot Mic Tim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and Insights The National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video) On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video) On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Islanders Puck Talk – Weekly Review New York Rangers: Is it time to say goodbye to Mats Zuccarello?