Garth Snow

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

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign Defenseman Johnny Boychuk To 7-Year Contract Extension

Johnny Boychuk will be heading to Brooklyn with the rest of the gang.

03/12/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Report: Okposo Skating, May Rejoin Isles Soon

Several factors played into why the Islanders didn’t try to make a bigger splash at the trade deadline. The impending return of star winger Kyle Okposo was certainly one of them.

03/03/2015

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

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

If you are expecting the Islanders to make a bold move at the trade deadline, perhaps for someone like Toronto's Phil Kessel, seen here on the right talking to Matt Martin during a recent game, you may end up being disappointed. A report suggests the Isles have no intention of being buyers at the deadline. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Prepared To Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.

02/23/2015

David Clarkson, left, of the Toronto Maple Leafs is pushed into Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, by Thomas Hickey during the first period at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sportsnet’s Marek: Snow Owes It To Islanders To Be Aggressive At Trade Deadline

The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.

02/13/2015

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

(l-r) New York Islanders partners Jon Ledecky, Charles Wang and Scott Malkin pose for a photo opportunity following a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New Islanders Owners’ Main Goal: Get A ‘Fifth Ring’

Surrounded by reminders of the team’s four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s, the new partners spoke of a better future for the team that is headed to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season.

10/23/2014

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capellini: It Really Is Now Or Never For Islanders Head Coach Capuano

For the first time in ages, the Islanders are built to contend. It’s now on fifth-year head coach Jack Capuano to get this team to the next level. Will he? We’re certainly going to find out.

10/09/2014

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

Johnny Boychuk (left) (Credit: Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images), Nick Leddy (right) (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Islanders Shake Up The East — Trade For Defensemen Boychuk And Leddy

Why trade for one Stanley Cup-winning defenseman when you can get two for basically nothing? That’s exactly what the New York Islanders did on Saturday, stunning the hockey world in the process.

10/04/2014

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, scores a shootout goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Islanders Out To Leave Lasting Memories In Nassau Finale

There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs.

10/02/2014

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