Daniel Friedman

Masahiro Tanaka

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.

06/04/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Seven

6 NHL Sun Belt Franchises That Have Made Stanley Cup Runs

Here are six southern franchises that have made runs (both successful and unsuccessful) to the Final.

06/03/2015

Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf, left, skates with the puck as Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson defends during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at the United Center on May 27, 2015. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Friedman: Regardless Of Who Survives Game 7s, Stanley Cup Final Will Be One Great Matchup

Sometimes, the NHL’s final four teams more closely resemble a game of “one of these things is not like the others.”

05/29/2015

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a shorthanded empty net goal by Ondrej Palat #18 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014 in New York City. The Lightning defeated the Rangers 6-3.   (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 Front-Runners For NHL’s Conn Smythe Trophy

If you haven’t tuned into the hockey playoffs yet, you should probably get on that.

05/28/2015

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 20, 2015. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Capuano Better Pan Out Because Islanders Are Ignoring Better Options

If you’re the New York Islanders, and coaching salaries are actually on the rise, at a certain point the “he costs too much” argument has to go out the window.

05/21/2015

Geno Smith (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

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

Oft-criticized quarterback Geno Smith has been named the Jets’ starter (for now) — which is good news for him, at least.

05/21/2015

Dallas Stars v Vancouver Canucks

Counting Down The 10 Longest Playoff Games In NHL History

What are the 10 longest skirmishes, you ask? Let’s take a look.

05/20/2015

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.

05/16/2015

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Counting Down The Best Game 7s In Rangers History

In honor of the Rangers’ dramatic Game 7 overtime victory on Wednesday night, here are the seven best Game 7s in franchise history.

05/14/2015

Dwight Howard during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Athletes With Awesome Superhero Nicknames

Noah Syndergaard made his major league debut Tuesday night and, if you don’t already know by now, his nickname is “Thor.”

05/13/2015

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, center, puts a shot on goal during Game 4 of the second-round playoff series against the Capitals on May 6, 2015, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Friedman: Nash Simply Isn’t Getting It Done, So Stop Apologizing For Him

Losing in the second round would be really bad, but how the Blueshirts have gotten themselves into this predicament has been a lot worse.

05/07/2015

Bobby Thomson (left) of the New York Giants scores a run in the second inning of Game 3 of the World Series, October 6, 1951. New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra (obscured, second left) crouches to catch the ball as an unidentified Giant steps up to bat and the umpire watches the action. The Yankees won the game and went on to win the series. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

4 Teams That Have Stooped To Patriots’ Level

The Patriots aren’t the first pro sports team to cheat, and it’s “more probable than not” they won’t be the last.

05/07/2015

Isiah Thomas

The 5 Most Hated People In Madison Square Garden History

With Isiah Thomas going back to work at MSG with the Liberty, we look at five of the most hated individuals who’ve come through The World’s Most Famous Arena.

05/06/2015

Polo Grounds

Blast From The Past: 7 Historic Former New York Sports Venues

Here are seven historic ballparks and arenas that New York teams have left behind.

04/30/2015

Nassau Coliseum

Friedman: Goodbye To Nassau Coliseum, My Home Away From Home

For me, Nassau Coliseum was always the place to go dream, to believe. It was the place where I learned everything I know about hockey.

04/29/2015

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