Daniel Friedman

Jaroslav Halak #41 and John Tavares #91 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

11/25/2014

Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal in the second period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Despite Perceived Issues, Islanders’ Offense Is Doing Just Fine

If the Islanders’ offense is this prolific when it’s “struggling,” how dangerous will it be when it’s in tip-top shape?

11/21/2014

A snowplow prepares the field in Buffalo (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images); a young Toronto Maple Leafs fan looks stunned following a 9-2 defeat (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

4 Sports Cities That Have It Worse Than NYC

Think you have it rough? Here are four locales whose fans would surely trade places in a heartbeat.

11/20/2014

Travis Hamonic #3 (C) of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 6:38 of the second period against the Colorado Avalanche and is joined by John Tavares #91 (L) and Kyle Okposo #21 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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.

11/17/2014

Keith Aulie #22  of the Edmonton Oilers fights Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 13, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Already — It’s Time To End Fighting In Hockey

Enjoy it while you still can, because it will soon be a relic of a time gone by. And, while that might be disappointing for many, it’ll be better for the game of hockey in the long run.

11/14/2014

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

A Look Back At The 5 Rookies Of The Year In Mets History

In honor of Jacob deGrom being named the National League Rookie of the Year, we take a look at the five Mets who’ve claimed that title throughout the franchise’s history.

11/12/2014

Members of the Jets celebrate during their 20-13 win over Pittsburgh at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports — Week 2

It’s time once again to look at who’s hot and who’s not on the New York/New Jersey sports landscape.

11/10/2014

The Islanders’ Brock Nelson, right, celebrates his first-period power-play goal with teammate Kyle Okposo on Nov. 6, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. New York won the game 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: When Things Get Dicey, Islanders Pull Themselves Together

Just as the wheels appeared to be falling off, the New York Islanders pulled over to the side, brought out their toolbox and, sure enough, got back on the road.

11/07/2014

Joe DiMaggio (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 9-1

Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.

11/05/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

In a new weekly segment, we’ll take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape. With that, here we go.

11/05/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders takes a break during the game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Islanders’ Wounds Are Self-Inflicted, And That’s Mostly On Capuano

The Islanders have the potential to be a winning hockey team. Whether or not they become one is entirely in their control.

10/31/2014

Walt Frazier #10 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against Dave Cowens #18 of the Boston Celtics during a game played in 1973 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 19-10

Continuing with our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by jersey/uniform number, here are numbers 19-10.

10/30/2014

Browning Nagle (Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport)

5 Notable Quarterback Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong For Jets

Ever since Joe Namath’s last snap as a Jet, the team has had about as many starting quarterbacks as Defense Against the Dark Arts professors at Hogwarts.

10/28/2014

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

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