2014 Olympics

Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Chicago on January 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kyle Okposo Is Team USA’s Loss, Islanders’ Gain

What’s done is done. Kyle Okposo isn’t going to Sochi and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That being said, it’s a blessing in disguise as far as the Islanders are concerned.

01/03/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

No Ryan? No Okposo? USA Hockey GM Explains Much-Debated Olympic Roster

USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. “We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.

01/02/2014

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders (R) didn't make the 2014 U.S. men's hockey team. Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers (L) was named to the squad that will compete in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Three Rangers Make 2014 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team; Okposo Snubbed

The U.S. men’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced. Bobby Ryan didn’t make the cut. Neither did Kyle Okposo.

01/01/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Juan Carlos Munoz/Getty Images)

Russia Will Enforce Anti-Gay Law During 2014 Olympics In Sochi

The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.”

08/01/2013

John Tavares (file/credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sochi Rosters Set; Islanders Boast 6 Olympic Hopefuls

The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?

07/26/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NHL Releases Details, Explanation Of Latest Offer To Players’ Union

In an unprecedented move, the league has published the documents it handed over to the NHL Players’ Association on Tuesday in an attempt to save a full 82-game season and end the third lockout of Commissioner Gary Bettman’s tenure.

10/17/2012