Daniel Friedman

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Top Line Woes Are Fixable, But A Trade Is A Last Resort

What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.

01/09/2015

(Photo by Tom Berg/NFLPhotoLibrary)

4 New York Players Who Should Get Hall Call

Earlier in the week, Mike Piazza was rejected once again for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Still, he is one of quite a few local athletes who should eventually get in.

01/08/2015

Dan Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his team after assisting on a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on December 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/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.

01/07/2015

Derek Jeter hits a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

WATCH: 10 Memorable NY/NJ Sports Moments From 2014

Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.

12/31/2014

The New York Islanders leave the ice after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime in a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 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

If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.

12/30/2014

Please, Santa. We're begging you. (Photo by Chris Colton/CBSNewYork)

What Our 9 Pro Sports Teams Want For Christmas

This year hasn’t been particularly kind to sports franchises in the Tri-State area. Every team has something (in certain cases, multiple things) they’d like from Santa.

12/23/2014

Red Sox fans celebrate after beating the Yankees in Game 7, coming all the way back from a 3-0 series deficit in the 2004 ALCS.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

8 Miraculous Moments In Sports History

In honor of Chanukah, we bring to you eight miraculous moments in the history of sports. Let’s relive the good times together…

12/18/2014

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by Lee Stempniak #12 after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/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.

12/15/2014

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders’ Current Problems

After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.

12/12/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/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.

12/09/2014

Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Maturation Off The Charts As Islanders Now Know Who They Are

In previous years, the New York Islanders found a seemingly infinite number of ways to lose hockey games. This season, they’re finally putting that creative genius to work and finding ways to win.

12/04/2014

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (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 NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/02/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

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