So Long Island: Islanders remove ice from Nassau Coliseum for final time

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New York Islanders captain John Tavares was only talking about the 2014-15 season when he said it was hard to believe it was over. For many Islanders fans, that thought applies most to their lengthy run at Nassau Coliseum.

Sometimes it helps (and hurts) to see visual evidence of the end of an era. Tuesday provided that to Isles fans, as the team is removing the ice from Nassau Coliseum for the final time. Here are a couple photos of the process:

Even those who are thrilled by the thought of an up-and-coming Islanders team rocking Brooklyn have to admit that this is a pretty big bummer.