Some of the best budget seats for Islanders hockey are in the upper level of the east end. Similar seats on the west end of the stadium have limited views, leaving sections 211-221 as the prime targets for fans on a budget.
While these seats are the farthest from the ice, they do provide some advantages over upper level seats on the sides.
First, the higher rows of these sections - while still incredibly far away - actually have better views of a greater portion of the ice than the high rows in sections 206-210 and 222-226.
Second, while you can tell that most of the other seats in the arena are meant for basketball, that's not as much the case here. From these seats, the videobaord is where you expect it to be, sightlines aren't totally diminished or limited and it's expected to be packed with fans looking for a good deal on Islanders tickets.