New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky touched on Barclays, Belmont and the Coliseum Tuesday afternoon. Not all the news was good.

Well, not all of the news was good if you’re like me and have continually held out hope that the Islanders would eventually return to the building they should never have left.

Newsday‘s Jim Baumbach was one of those to attend the press conference with Ledecky. While this news about a return to the Coliseum comes as no surprise, it only reminds us of how completely inept the arena process surrounding this team has been.

Speaking of ineptitude and arenas, the Isles will remain at Barclays Center for at least another year.

Islanders fans can look forward to another year of obstructed views, mediocre ice conditions and a scoreboard that will never be centered. As for Barclays CEO Brett Yormark’s remarks that the economics of the deal don’t work, Ledecky had an answer.

As for a new arena at Belmont Park, that’s where ownership’s complete focus is at. “We have blinders on for Belmont,” Ledecky told Baumbach.

That said, Ledecky refused to get into the details or specifics of the request for proposal (RFP) that they submitted to New York State, saying only that it served their interests to keep everything private while the state evaluates everything.

I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.