Daniel Friedman

New York Islanders coaches (l-r) Doug Weight, Jack Capuano and Greg Cronin leave the ice following a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Need To Strongly Consider Firing Jack Capuano This Summer

You want to become an elite contender? Go out and get a proven coach. Capuano’s done lots of good things with this club, but this is about as far as he can take them.

04/03/2015

The Brooklyn Nets walk to the court before the game against the New York Knicks on April 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via 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 local sports landscape.

04/02/2015

Nick Shore #37 and the Los Angeles Kings celebrate after Shore scored his first NHL goal at 10:37 of the second period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 26, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Relax, Everybody — The Isles Are Not Down For The Count

It’s very important to remain cognizant of the fact that the Isles are still a young team. I recognize that people get tired of hearing that, but it’s true nonetheless.

03/27/2015

Johnny Gaudreau  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Current NHL Players Who Were Born In New York Or New Jersey

New Jersey’s own Johnny Gaudreau leads all NHL rookies in points, which is what inspired me to make this list. He’s just the latest hotshot to come out of the region, and there are more coming.

03/26/2015

Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate their win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/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 local sports landscape.

03/24/2015

Lou Amundson #21 and Alexey Shved #1 (Photo by Al Bello/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 local sports landscape.

03/19/2015

Fans hold signs for Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks during a game against the Sacramento Kings on February 15, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cinderella Stories: 5 Athletes Who Took N.Y. For A Ride

We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.

03/18/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Hitting A Wall Was Inevitable, But It’s Time For Them To Grow Up

The Islanders have looked pretty good this season, the last couple of weeks notwithstanding. Lately, it’s been more of a rough go.

03/18/2015

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Has Persevered, And Is Now The General Manager Islanders Fans Deserve

Ever since his very first day on the job, Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow has been a topic of conversation. For a while, none of the discussion was flattering, bot not anymore.

03/13/2015

Mike Maccagnan (Photo by Rich Schultz /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 local sports landscape.

03/12/2015

Tom Seaver (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

10 Notable Players Who Came Back To Their New York Roots After Leaving

In honor of Darrelle Revis returning to the Jets, here are 10 notable players (some more than others) who came back to their New York roots.

03/11/2015

Keith Yandle (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.

03/05/2015

C.J. Spiller of the Buffalo Bills is brought down by Alfonzo Dennard of the New England Patriots during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

5 Potential Free Agents The Jets Could Target

The Jets are under new management, and they’ve got their work cut out for them.

03/04/2015

The Islanders acquired gritty forward Tyler Kennedy for the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Did What He Was Supposed To Do — He Made The Islanders Better

The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.

03/03/2015

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