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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

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Awarded Third Career Hart Trophy, Isles Center Tavares Finishes Third Place

It wasn’t John Tavares’ year as Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals was awarded his third career Hart Trophy.

06/15/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

John Tavares of the Islanders skates in warmups prior Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Center John Tavares Named Hart Trophy Finalist

Tavares is among the three finalists for the NHL’s prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player “adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”

05/10/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.

05/09/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils in action against Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Winnipeg Jets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes, Penalty Shots And Shorthanded Goals

After starting February with a 5-1-0 record, the slumping Devils have gone 2-4-1 in their last seven games, including consecutive regulation losses for the first time since last March.

02/25/2013

Alexander Ovechkin and Johan Hedberg (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ovechkin Nets Hat Trick In Caps Victory Over Devils, 5-1

Alex Ovechkin produced his first hat trick in more than two years Saturday, leading the struggling Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

02/23/2013

Jonathan Quick and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Season

Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.

01/18/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR Nightmare

A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.

10/26/2012

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Hartnett: NHL Stars Bolting For Europe, Expecting Long Lockout

Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.

09/18/2012

Alexander Semin of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck against Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in Game Seven. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blue-Collar Rangers Depend On Defense To Outlast Capitals

The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.

WFAN–05/13/2012

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after Michael Del Zotto scored a goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Rangers Defeat Capitals In 7, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

The Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

WFAN–05/12/2012

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Hartnett: Never Question Ryan Callahan’s Determination

Ryan Callahan’s effort and willingness to do anything and everything for the Blueshirts’ cause is unquestionable.

WFAN–05/10/2012

John Tortorella (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Momentum Slipping, Rangers Search For Winning Formula

The Rangers have lost momentum in their series with the Captials as the series is now evened 2-2 and are beginning to make excuses.

WFAN–05/06/2012

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