Daniel Friedman

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a shorthanded empty net goal by Ondrej Palat #18 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014 in New York City. The Lightning defeated the Rangers 6-3.   (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 Front-Runners For NHL’s Conn Smythe Trophy

If you haven’t tuned into the hockey playoffs yet, you should probably get on that.

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Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 20, 2015. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Capuano Better Pan Out Because Islanders Are Ignoring Better Options

If you’re the New York Islanders, and coaching salaries are actually on the rise, at a certain point the “he costs too much” argument has to go out the window.

05/21/2015

Geno Smith (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

3 Up, 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Oft-criticized quarterback Geno Smith has been named the Jets’ starter (for now) — which is good news for him, at least.

05/21/2015

Dallas Stars v Vancouver Canucks

Counting Down The 10 Longest Playoff Games In NHL History

What are the 10 longest skirmishes, you ask? Let’s take a look.

05/20/2015

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.

05/16/2015

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Counting Down The Best Game 7s In Rangers History

In honor of the Rangers’ dramatic Game 7 overtime victory on Wednesday night, here are the seven best Game 7s in franchise history.

05/14/2015

Dwight Howard during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Athletes With Awesome Superhero Nicknames

Noah Syndergaard made his major league debut Tuesday night and, if you don’t already know by now, his nickname is “Thor.”

05/13/2015

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, center, puts a shot on goal during Game 4 of the second-round playoff series against the Capitals on May 6, 2015, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Friedman: Nash Simply Isn’t Getting It Done, So Stop Apologizing For Him

Losing in the second round would be really bad, but how the Blueshirts have gotten themselves into this predicament has been a lot worse.

05/07/2015

Bobby Thomson (left) of the New York Giants scores a run in the second inning of Game 3 of the World Series, October 6, 1951. New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra (obscured, second left) crouches to catch the ball as an unidentified Giant steps up to bat and the umpire watches the action. The Yankees won the game and went on to win the series. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

4 Teams That Have Stooped To Patriots’ Level

The Patriots aren’t the first pro sports team to cheat, and it’s “more probable than not” they won’t be the last.

05/07/2015

Isiah Thomas

The 5 Most Hated People In Madison Square Garden History

With Isiah Thomas going back to work at MSG with the Liberty, we look at five of the most hated individuals who’ve come through The World’s Most Famous Arena.

05/06/2015

Polo Grounds

Blast From The Past: 7 Historic Former New York Sports Venues

Here are seven historic ballparks and arenas that New York teams have left behind.

04/30/2015

Nassau Coliseum

Friedman: Goodbye To Nassau Coliseum, My Home Away From Home

For me, Nassau Coliseum was always the place to go dream, to believe. It was the place where I learned everything I know about hockey.

04/29/2015

The Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk reacts at the end of a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have All Summer To Learn From Easily Correctable Mistakes

It shouldn’t have been this way. There should’ve been more hockey to be played.

04/28/2015

Islanders forward Anders Lee, top, fights the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Friedman: Forget The Injuries To The ‘D,’ The Islanders’ Offense Is The Problem

The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.

04/24/2015

Tyler Kennedy of the New York Islanders skates against John Carlson of the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Coming Of Age In Tight Series Against Caps

Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.

04/23/2015

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