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Daniel Friedman

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ranking The Top 8 Sports Venues In New York And New Jersey

These places have come and gone over the years, but New York and New Jersey boast some of the best in the country. Here’s how they stack up against each other.

08/14/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Take A Walk Down Memory Lane — Off Hempstead Turnpike

For many fans of the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum was a second home, or even hallowed ground. This is the team’s final season on Long Island, and it’s going to be a very emotional year for a lot of people.

08/12/2014

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Top 25 Sports Movies Of The Past 25 Years

Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.

08/07/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Failed Arena Referendum Still Lingers Over Islanders

The final season at Nassau Coliseum is no longer this thing that’s happening in a few years, like it was in 2011. It is here and we are about experience it. It will be an emotional farewell for a lot of people.

08/01/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The A-List: 20 Players With New York Star Power

As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.

07/31/2014

Mike Piazza (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

10 Players Who Should Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

This week, the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed it’s 2014 inductee class. As always, there were players who didn’t make the cut, leaving the window open to continue the debate as to who should get in and who shouldn’t.

07/30/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Excuses — Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season

This is a pivotal year for the Islanders, and they’re going to be under a ton of pressure to come through. Fortunately for them, playing in the Metropolitan Division makes that task significantly less difficult.

07/25/2014

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Top 10 Active NHL Players From New York And New Jersey

The great states of N.Y. and N.J. aren’t exactly known as a breeding ground for star hockey players, though there are quite a few people who’d say differently.

07/24/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Anders Lee (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Griffin Reinhart (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Not Play Games With Their Best Young Players

If Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Griffin Reinhart are going to be a big part of the Islanders’ core and they have enough to get by at the NHL level right now, they need to be on the team in 2014-15, plain and simple.

07/17/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 5 Feel-Good Sports Stories Of The Last Year

Despite the greed and ego that is often associated with sports, we know there are plenty of moments that demonstrate great courage and pride.

07/16/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith celebrates his touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 22, 2013, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

7 Players That New York Fans Shouldn’t Give Up On Yet

If you’re not getting the job done, you’re going to get criticized — whether you’re a 10-year veteran or a rookie. Here are seven players you should perhaps hold off on judging.

07/15/2014

Joshua Ho-Sang was selected No. 28 overall by the New York Islanders at the NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: For The Most Part, Islanders’ Prospects Are Off-The-Charts Impressive

The Islanders’ future was on display at Nassau Coliseum this week and it looked pretty darn solid.

07/11/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.

07/10/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The 10 Worst Contracts Handed Out By NHL Local Teams Over Last Decade

NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.

07/02/2014

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