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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

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Come To Agreement With Goalie Poulin On 1-Year Contract

The 24-year-old native of Montreal was thrust into action last season due to injuries to veteran Evgeni Nabokov and went 11-16-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average.

07/24/2014

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Top 10 Active NHL Players From New York And New Jersey

The great states of N.Y. and N.J. aren’t exactly known as a breeding ground for star hockey players, though there are quite a few people who’d say differently.

07/24/2014

Chris Kreider (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Rangers Avoid Arbitration With Chris Kreider, Agree To 2-Year Deal

According to multiple reports, the 23-year-old winger will earn an average of $2.475 million per season. He’ll make $2.35 million this upcoming season and $2.6 million in 2015-16.

07/23/2014

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Zuccarello Agree To Terms On New Contract

One of the Rangers’ best offensive players from last season will be around for a while.

07/22/2014

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ex-Islanders Forward Vanek Helping Federal Probe In Rochester

In statement released by his agent, Vanek said he was asked for his cooperation in an investigation. He said he wasn’t a target of the probe or prosecution.

07/22/2014

Lee Stempniak, then of the Pittsburgh Penguins, controls the puck against the New York Rangers during Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Low-Cost Stempniak Could Provide High Return For Rangers

Aside from signing veteran defenseman Dan Boyle, Rangers general manager Glen Sather has spent much of the offseason perusing bargain bins for low-cost, potentially high-rewarding free agents.

07/21/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Anders Lee (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Griffin Reinhart (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Not Play Games With Their Best Young Players

If Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Griffin Reinhart are going to be a big part of the Islanders’ core and they have enough to get by at the NHL level right now, they need to be on the team in 2014-15, plain and simple.

07/17/2014

Mike-i-Mation Clinton

#TBT Mike-i-Mation: Mike And The Mad Dog Talk To President Clinton

CBS Radio presents a slice of gold from the vaults of WFAN: one hot minute with Francesa, Chris Russo and then-sitting President Bill Clinton, who digs his college sports.

07/17/2014

Matthew Lombardi (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rangers Pluck Veteran Center Matthew Lombardi Out Of The Swiss League

Lombardi is known for his penalty-killing prowess, something that should come in handy since the Rangers lost defensive stalwarts Benoit Pouliot and Brian Boyle to free agency.

07/16/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 5 Feel-Good Sports Stories Of The Last Year

Despite the greed and ego that is often associated with sports, we know there are plenty of moments that demonstrate great courage and pride.

07/16/2014

The Islanders’ Calvin de Haan controls the puck against the Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Continue Spending, Lock Up Defenseman De Haan, Center Cizikas

The Islanders’ payroll is currently ranked 17th in the NHL. That may seem like a fairly benign statistic to most, but to the fans of this beleaguered franchise it’s a further sign of a philosophical shift in thinking.

07/15/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith celebrates his touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 22, 2013, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

7 Players That New York Fans Shouldn’t Give Up On Yet

If you’re not getting the job done, you’re going to get criticized — whether you’re a 10-year veteran or a rookie. Here are seven players you should perhaps hold off on judging.

07/15/2014

Joshua Ho-Sang was selected No. 28 overall by the New York Islanders at the NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: For The Most Part, Islanders’ Prospects Are Off-The-Charts Impressive

The Islanders’ future was on display at Nassau Coliseum this week and it looked pretty darn solid.

07/11/2014

Jiggs McDonald and Ed Westfall on November 19, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders Broadcaster Jiggs McDonald Bids Farewell To Coliseum

“Disbelief,” McDonald told CBS New York’s Peter Schwartz about the move to Brooklyn. “My reaction basically centered around the fan base and the folks that have been so loyal.”

07/11/2014

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