A view of the game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on September 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The Good, Bad And Obstructed Of Islanders Hockey At Barclays

Beautiful arena, decent commute. Now the bad news: Barclays Center holds 15,795 fans for hockey, and not all of those seats offer an ideal view of the ice.

09/29/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Chad Johnson #30 and the New York Islanders celebrate a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Barclays Center on September 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Snag 3-2 Shootout Win Over Devils At Barclays

Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson scored shootout goals to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

09/26/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes the third period save on Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall To Carolina Hurricanes 4-2

Defenseman Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist and Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

09/24/2014

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, left. (Photo: Daniel Friedman/WFAN.com)

Friedman: Islanders’ Optimism Spearheaded By Last Line Of Defense

From the moment he first skated onto the Nassau Coliseum ice, Jaroslav Halak changed the atmosphere at Islanders training camp.

09/24/2014

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ranking The 8 Teams In The NHL’s Metropolitan Division

With the start of the NHL regular season just a few weeks away, the Rangers, Islanders and Devils are gearing up for what should be a tight battle within the Metropolitan Division.

09/24/2014

Bart Oates (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 69-60

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes in history by uniform/jersey number, we unveil 69-60.

09/23/2014

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)

Isles Top Ottawa 3-2 In Both Games Of Preseason Doubleheader

The New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 twice on Monday in the opener of a preseason split-squad doubleheader.

09/22/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: A Lot To Like As Islanders Prepare For Final Season At Coliseum

The Islanders are set to begin training camp and, albeit for different reasons than last year, are doing so amid a typhoon of optimism and potential.

09/18/2014

Jets center Nick Mangold, left, takes on Steelers safety Troy Polamalu during the game on Oct. 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 79-70

We’ve already counted down the best local players from No. 99 to No. 80. Now let’s try our luck in the 70s.

09/17/2014

Producer/philanthropist Swizz Beatz and Harbinger Capital founder Phil Falcone, right, attend Haute Living Honors its partner Swizz Beatz with a Louis XIII experience on Oct. 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Haute Living)

Report: Wild Co-Owner Might Want In On Islanders

Falcone, a hedge fund mogul and former hockey player at Harvard, owns 45 percent of the Wild, but has reportedly been at odds with co-owner Craig Leipold over how to cover the franchise’s reported $20 million annual loss.

09/15/2014

The Islanders' Frans Nielsen, left, shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: ‘Eye On Hockey’ Expert Sees Islanders Close To Turning A Corner

With training camp around the corner, there are a number of questions surrounding the Islanders. A while back, I sat down with Chris Peters, who writes for Eye on Hockey at CBSSports.com, to ask him a few.

09/12/2014

Mark Bavaro (Credit: Getty Images)

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

Wayne Gretzky (Credit: Getty Images)

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

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