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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 59-50

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.

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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

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

Tim Tebow (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

10 Most Embarrassing Moments Of The Last Decade Of Jets Football

Not that it’s fun to poke fun at the Jets, but these days, it’s just so darn easy. What went down Sunday was yet another example of bad fortune that this team has experienced during its history.

09/16/2014

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

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5 Surprises From Week 1 Of The NFL Season

The Patriots being all alone in last place means absolutely nothing as far as the rest of the season is concerned. In terms of comedic value, however, it’s fantastic.

09/08/2014

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

The Space Needle is decorated with a flag for the Seattle Seahawks and there NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers at Quest Field in Seattle, Washington on Jan. 22, 2006. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Top 12 Potential NHL Expansion Scenarios

Though the NHL has denied the latest expansion report, it’s always fun to analyze which cities “deserve” or “don’t deserve” to have teams.

08/27/2014

Steve Ballmer (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Top 6 Wild And Crazy Steve Ballmer Moments

Steve Ballmer was introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers this week, and he wasted no time showing his enthusiasm for it.

08/20/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel And 6 Other Athletes Who Need To Grow Up

Johnny Manziel is young, as are most of the players on this list, so there’s still hope that he’ll mature one of these days. Or years.

08/19/2014

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