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After retiring, Freddy Meyer transitions to coaching

News of the Islanders’ move to Brooklyn starting in the 2015-16 season has to be considered a positive development for the franchise. The outdated Nassau Coliseum is the second-smallest venue in the NHL and unappealing to a fan base frustrated with a team that has had a winning record just once (2006-07) since the last season that was wiped out by labor strife. The Islanders have ranked in the bottom three in attendance seven years running and have reached 80 percent in season capacity (41 home games) just three times in that span:


-- Compiled by Sean Smith

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