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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 89-80

We’re ranking the best local players in history by jersey/uniform number, and this week we unveil 89-80.

09/10/2014

Bobby Nystrom signs autographs during the New York Islanders Draft Party on June 26, 2009, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders Legend Nystrom Reflects On Stellar Era At The ‘Old Barn’

When the Islanders’ 43-year history at Nassau Coliseum ends after this coming season, one moment will always stand alone as the best. It’s really not debatable.

09/10/2014

The New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship banners are shown during the game against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 29, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Pressure To Spend, Make Brooklyn Move Work, Will Be Squarely On Islanders’ New Owners

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Of course, those Grateful Dead lyrics aren’t in reference to the Islanders’ ownership situation, but they might as well be. It’s been twist and turn after twist and turn for this franchise.

08/28/2014

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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 99-90

Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.

08/28/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Wang Agrees To Sell Islanders To Former Co-Owner Of Capitals, Investor

Owner Charles Wang has agreed to sell the Islanders to former Washington Capitals co-owner John Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin.

08/19/2014

Hall of Famer and former head coach of the New York Islanders Al Arbour speaks to the media during a press conference on Nov. 2, 2007 at Nassau Coliseum. Arbour signed a one-game contract and coached his 1,500th game for the Islanders on Nov.  3, 2007 against the Pittsburgh Penquins. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ex-Islander: Legendary Coach Al Arbour Suffering From Dementia

Bryan Trottier, the Islanders all-time leader in points, assists and games played, revealed the news during an interview with WGR radio’s “Sabres Hockey Hotline” on Tuesday.

08/14/2014

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ranking The Top 8 Sports Venues In New York And New Jersey

These places have come and gone over the years, but New York and New Jersey boast some of the best in the country. Here’s how they stack up against each other.

08/14/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Take A Walk Down Memory Lane — Off Hempstead Turnpike

For many fans of the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum was a second home, or even hallowed ground. This is the team’s final season on Long Island, and it’s going to be a very emotional year for a lot of people.

08/12/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Owner Wang Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit By Team’s Former Suitor

It appears a case of “seller’s remorse” by Islanders owner Charles Wang has really annoyed Andrew Barroway.

08/11/2014

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Top 25 Sports Movies Of The Past 25 Years

Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.

08/07/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Barroway No Longer In Talks To Buy Islanders

Negotiations with the Philadelphia lawyer and hedge fund manager “have ceased” and “are not expected to resume,” according to Newsday.

08/06/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Failed Arena Referendum Still Lingers Over Islanders

The final season at Nassau Coliseum is no longer this thing that’s happening in a few years, like it was in 2011. It is here and we are about experience it. It will be an emotional farewell for a lot of people.

08/01/2014

Derek Jeter against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2014 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The A-List: 20 Players With New York Star Power

As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.

07/31/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Excuses — Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season

This is a pivotal year for the Islanders, and they’re going to be under a ton of pressure to come through. Fortunately for them, playing in the Metropolitan Division makes that task significantly less difficult.

07/25/2014

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