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Report: Islanders considering move from Brooklyn to Queens

Andrew Kelly / REUTERS

The New York Islanders are reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball's New York Mets about building a new arena across from Citi Field, according to sources of Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick.

The discussions are focused on a new rink at Willets Point in Queens that would serve as the new home for the hockey club if Islanders owners can't get Barclays Center officials to agree on hockey-specific upgrades to the venue, reports Soshnick.

In the Islanders' indecisive debut season in Brooklyn last year, fans were dissatisfied with obstructed views at the 15,700-seat arena, while players were believed to be unhappy with the commute from Long Island as well as substandard ice quality in a venue designed for basketball.

The Islanders and officials from Barclays Center declined to comment when approached by Soshnick.

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