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Daniel Friedman

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

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Islanders GM Garth Snow

Free agency opens up on Tuesday and, with it, Garth Snow’s window to piece together a competitive roster. This is easily the most important summer of his tenure and, arguably, the most important one in the history of the Islanders.

06/30/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: An Expert’s Take On What Islanders Must Do This Offseason

The Islanders are at a crossroads and have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. I figured I’d sit down with Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien and ask him a few of those questions.

06/23/2014

Brian McBride of the U.S. (L) celebrates with team captain Claudio Reyna (C) after scoring the opening goal against Mexico during their World Cup match on June 17, 2002 in Jeonju, South Korea. The U.S. upset Mexico 2-0. (Photo by Chung Sun-Jun/Getty Images)

15 Biggest Wins In U.S. Soccer History

The U.S. is catching World Cup fever. And indeed, America has had its share of memorable soccer moments. Let’s count down the top 15 in USMNT history.

06/20/2014

Right: Thomas Vanek (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images); Matt Moulson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: It Should Be An Offseason Of Opportunity For Snow, Islanders

For most teams, the offseason begins when the Stanley Cup Final ends. The New York Islanders, however, are not like most teams. For better or for worse, their situation is unique, something general manager Garth Snow is fully aware of.

06/17/2014

Barry Hinson (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Counting Down: The Top 10 Head-Coach Rants Of All Time

Be honest. If it’s not someone you love who’s involved, you probably find other people throwing tantrums downright hysterical. Especially when those people are sports figures.

06/12/2014

Members of the 1980 New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), 1994 Rangers (Photo by Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images), and New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur in 2003  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/NHLI).

New York And New Jersey’s 11 Stanley Cup Champions, Ranked

Where do those Cup-winning Rangers, Islanders and Devils squads stand when compared to each other? Read on and find out.

06/05/2014

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime in Game Seven to win the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Friedman: They’re Just Too Good — Kings Will Oust Rangers In 6

Los Angeles is better offensively, has a slight edge on defense and has an elite puck-stopper, even if he’s not the better one in this series.

06/04/2014

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Dustin Brown during the first period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on May 26, 2014. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kings Aren’t Sexy, They Just Beat The Tar Out Of Everyone

The Los Angeles Kings’ seven-game struggle in the first round exemplified their modus operandi over the last few years — rise to the occasion when it matters most, and, when it’s least expected. But why don’t we expect it?

05/28/2014

Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart, right, is seen here playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings during Game 5 of the Memorial Cup against Val-d’Or at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, on May 20, 2014. Val-d’Or won 4-3 in double overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Criticism Of Islanders Prospect Reinhart A Classic Case Of Overanalyzing

Top Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart has yet to play a game in the NHL, but there are already some out there who are using mathematics to predict he’ll be a bust. These are people with tons of time on their hands.

05/22/2014

The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby waits to take a faceoff against the New York Rangers during Game 5 of the teams’ playoff series on May 9, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Friedman: Penguins’ Crosby Is No Longer The Captain Or Leader He Once Was

The Penguins’ captain and franchise superstar has been at the epicenter of the NHL universe since his arrival in 2005. Nine years later, he’s still the most talked-about player in the league, but right now it’s for all the wrong reasons.

05/14/2014

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