Bettman on weekly radio show: "Nassau County needs...deserves a new arena.".https://twitter.com/#!/ehornick/status/160149068939657216
Without a doubt Nassau needs a new arena, but the politicians of Nassau deserve nothing with the way the have handle the situation. They have made a pretty penny on the Islanders, since the 1985 lease and let the team out the dry. Then they promise Islander ownership the development rights of the hub, but never made sure everyone was aboard and let the town of Hempstead kill that option. Then this summer Nassau County politicians played political football with the site instead of coming up with a real solution.