Report: Barclays piping system doesn't meet NHL's requirements
The New York Islanders appear to be skating on thin ice.
Barclays Center, the team's home arena, is reportedly ill equipped to make it, at least by the NHL's standards.
A couple players were critical of ice conditions Friday, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday, with Cal Clutterbuck calling it "unplayable" and Johnny Boychuk describing it as "bouncy."
Switching from plastic pipes to steel would require shutting the arena down for an entire summer, something Staple believes there's almost zero chance of happening.
Here's to a cold winter in Brooklyn, for the Islanders' sake.