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Isles to explore all options, including moving

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -The New York Islanders are becoming the NHL's biggest free agent.

Frustrated with a lack of a decision by local government to approve or reject a major developmental plan that would provide the Islanders with a new, refurbished arena, owner Charles Wang said Saturday he will explore all other options - including relocation.

"There is (a chance) and that is very, very sad because this is somebody who wants to do something good for Long Island," Wang said before the Islanders hosted the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in New York's season opener.

Wang has been trying for eight years to build the Lighthouse Project, an ambitious venture that would create a mega-destination spot on Long Island and give the Islanders a venue to replace antiquated Nassau Coliseum.

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