Last night, Islanders GM Garth Snow joined Gary Harding on WGBB 1240 AM in New York for an interview. Snow was asked about the Islanders opening training camp in Brooklyn, and the Islanders GM mentioned that the team would take the train to the Barclays center on Thursday:
“We start the first day of main training camp at the Barclays Center, so that’s going to be an exciting day for sure. We’re gonna take the team on the Long Island Railroad and take the train right to Barclays. So it’s going to be a fun day Thursday when we hit the ice for the first time in the Barclays center, but on the flip side we recognize what a special place the Coliseum is…”
The Islanders will host the opening day of training camp at the Barclays Center on Thursday, and then return to the Coliseum and Iceworks for the rest of training camp.
Snow also commented on Andrew MacDonald, who is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season and is likely due a raise:
“I’ve had communication with his agent, we obviously would like to bring Andrew back… We have a player in Andrew who wants to be here and as a lot of these negotiations go, it just comes down to term and money. That will play itself out. It’s still, obviously, early in the process… He’s not a free agent until next summer and we realize how important he is to our team and we’ll try to get something done.”