<<(Kate) Murray added that the Islanders only use the facility for about one-seventh of the year.
"There are still 320 days where events take place," she said. "I'm not trying to minimize their brand appeal, and the fact that we're all Islanders. But the fact remains that the vast majority of days will remain booked up, and always have been."
Murray said she had many fond personal memories of attending the Coliseum, including receiving a hockey stick from Islanders legend Denis Potvin on her 16th birthday.
For the record, the Arena was booked a grand total of 2 nights this month (other than the canceled Islander games): Tonight's Knicks/Nets game and a concert on Saturday.
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