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Daniel Friedman

Fans react to the first goal of the game by Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: Isles Look To Regroup For Stadium Showdown With Rangers

On Wednesday, New York’s Islanders and Rangers will be at Yankee Stadium to partake in what has become the NHL’s modern marvel — the outdoor hockey game.

01/29/2014

Islanders captain John Tavares and other members of his line celebrate their second-period goal against the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Are Not Great, But Are Quietly Getting Their Act In Gear

The Islanders have many problems, but they’ve shown over the last month that when they are good, they are very good.

01/17/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Led By Strome, Islanders’ Reinforcements Are Stepping Up

Ryan Strome should’ve been an Islander in October, but he’s here now and he’s making a difference. And he’s not the only reason the team’s been better of late.

01/10/2014

Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Chicago on January 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kyle Okposo Is Team USA’s Loss, Islanders’ Gain

What’s done is done. Kyle Okposo isn’t going to Sochi and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That being said, it’s a blessing in disguise as far as the Islanders are concerned.

01/03/2014

The New York Islanders skate off of the ice after losing to the Anaheim Ducks at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Friedman: Will The Real New York Islanders Please Stand Up?

We know who the real New York Islanders are, but can they play like ‘em? We’re going to find out.

12/27/2013

Michael Grabner (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Maintaining Status Quo At Their Own Expense

We know the Islanders want to succeed, but they need to start winning games. That’s all that matters now. Moral victories don’t get you points in the standings. Actual victories do.

12/20/2013

Doug Weight (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Is Doug Weight The Answer Behind Islanders’ Bench?

When you start losing games, people start asking questions. And right now, there are several valid questions to ask — including whether or not the head coach will be fired.

12/09/2013

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Continue To Lose, But The Kids Are Alright

If the Islanders are going to snap out of this funk, they must adopt an all-hands-on-deck mentality. I’ll say this, though, the kids have done their part.

12/06/2013

Former player Bob Bourne speaks to the crowd while being inducted to the New York Islanders' Hall of Fame prior to the Islanders' game against the Washington Capitals on November 25, 2006 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Former Islander Bob Bourne Opens Up On Concussions

I had a chance to speak with Bourne about his involvement in the lawsuit, his thoughts on player safety and even his take on this year’s Islanders squad.

11/27/2013

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Friedman: What’s Wrong With The Islanders And Can They Be Fixed?

Having dropped eight of their last ten games, the New York Islanders are officially in trouble.

11/24/2013

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kevin Poulin Is Last Line of Defense For Struggling Islanders

The question of whether or not Kevin Poulin is a franchise goaltender will be answered in due time. What we do know is that he has an immense amount of potential.

11/15/2013

Islanders wing Kyle Okposo, right, tangles with Edmonton’s Ladislav Smid on Oct. 17, 2013, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Okposo Is Forcing His Way Onto U.S. Olympic Team

With 19 points, he has more than any other American skater. Among NHL leaders, only Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Henrik Sedin have more. He is Kyle Okposo, the former No. 7 overall pick in the 2006 draft.

11/06/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test

Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.

10/25/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.

10/18/2013

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