Daniel Friedman

Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/19/2015

Fans hold signs for Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks during a game against the Sacramento Kings on February 15, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cinderella Stories: 5 Athletes Who Took N.Y. For A Ride

We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.

03/18/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Hitting A Wall Was Inevitable, But It’s Time For Them To Grow Up

The Islanders have looked pretty good this season, the last couple of weeks notwithstanding. Lately, it’s been more of a rough go.

03/18/2015

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Has Persevered, And Is Now The General Manager Islanders Fans Deserve

Ever since his very first day on the job, Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow has been a topic of conversation. For a while, none of the discussion was flattering, bot not anymore.

03/13/2015

Mike Maccagnan (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/12/2015

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

10 Notable Players Who Came Back To Their New York Roots After Leaving

In honor of Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets, here are 10 notable players (some more than others) who came back to their New York roots.

03/11/2015

Keith Yandle (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

03/05/2015

C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills is brought down by Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

5 Potential Free Agents The Jets Could Target

The Jets are under new management, and they’ve got their work cut out for them.

03/04/2015

The Islanders acquired gritty forward Tyler Kennedy for the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Did What He Was Supposed To Do — He Made The Islanders Better

The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.

03/03/2015

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 Years

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy, center, and other members of the New York Islanders celebrates the defenseman’s goal against the Nashville Predators at  Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 19, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: At This Point, It Feels Like Only The Islanders Can Stop The Islanders

The Kyle Okposo injury? No problem. Tough loss to the Rangers at home? It’s forgotten about the very next game. There is no quit in this hockey club.

02/20/2015

David Clarkson, left, of the Toronto Maple Leafs is pushed into Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, by Thomas Hickey during the first period at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sportsnet’s Marek: Snow Owes It To Islanders To Be Aggressive At Trade Deadline

The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.

02/13/2015

The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

02/11/2015

Islanders goalie Chad Johnson, left, watches a shot by Montreal’s David Desharnais go into the net on Dec. 23, 2014, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Figure Out How To Fix Their PK And Backup Goalie, Pronto

While the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess — and that’s putting it nicely.

02/06/2015

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

02/04/2015

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