Daniel Friedman

John Tavares #91 and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skate against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 21, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Are Back On Track After A Brief Slide

Every team has bad games, and the loss to Toronto was definitely one the Isles will want to forget. But at this rate, it’ll wind up being a small blip on the radar screen. That’s what happens when you win.

10/24/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 Notable Ownership Developments In Islanders History

To say the Islanders have had a checkered ownership history is putting it mildly. Will Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin restore some sort of order in two years? Who knows?

10/22/2014

Curtis Martin  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 29-20

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 29-20.

10/21/2014

Patrick Ewing  (Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 39-30

Moving on with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes of all time by uniform/jersey number, here are numbers 39-30.

10/15/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 15:03 of the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Red-Hot Islanders Are Making An Early Statement

Whether or not they’ll keep this up remains to be seen, but there’s certainly a lot to like about how they’ve played out of the gate.

10/15/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 49-40

Continuing on with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we forge ahead with 49-40.

10/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here We Go! Daniel Friedman’s 2014-15 Islanders Season Preview

If their offseason activity is any indication, the Islanders fully intend to leave Nassau Coliseum on a high note.

10/08/2014

(Credit: Twitter/@VanCanucks)

Friedman: 6 Best Pro Sports Franchises On Twitter

Many teams simply put out information, but there are some that get creative and really enhance their likability through their social-media interaction — particularly on Twitter. Here are six teams that just get it.

10/07/2014

The Islanders’ Nikolay Kulemin snaps off a shot against the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Projecting The Islanders’ Opening Night Roster Is No Easy Task

For weeks and weeks, we’ve talked about the glut of forwards the Islanders have under contract and the insane amount of depth they have in that department. It’s a great problem to have, but one they need to solve — soon.

10/01/2014

Bernie Williams (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

09/30/2014

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

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