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Friedman: A Lot To Like As Islanders Prepare For Final Season At Coliseum

The Islanders are set to begin training camp and, albeit for different reasons than last year, are doing so amid a typhoon of optimism and potential.

09/18/2014

The Islanders' Frans Nielsen, left, shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: ‘Eye On Hockey’ Expert Sees Islanders Close To Turning A Corner

With training camp around the corner, there are a number of questions surrounding the Islanders. A while back, I sat down with Chris Peters, who writes for Eye on Hockey at CBSSports.com, to ask him a few.

09/12/2014

Mikhail Grabovski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Nikolai Kulemin (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images), Chad Johnson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Need 1-2 More Impact Moves To Have Legit Expectations

For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.

07/08/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Islanders GM Snow Talks Free Agency, Defends Moulson Trade On WFAN

Garth Snow spent nearly $37 million on veteran free agent forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin on Wednesday and then went on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday to talk about it.

07/03/2014

Nikolai Kulemin, then of the Toronto Maple Leafs, skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on April 10, 2014. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Islanders Get Busy, Reach Deals With Veteran Forwards Grabovski, Kulemin

After having a somewhat disappointing opening day of free agency, the Islanders bounced back on Day 2, reaching agreements with a pair of veteran forwards.

07/02/2014

Chad Johnson, then of the Boston Bruins, stretches on the ice during the first period of a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Goaltender, Ink Ex-Bruin Chad Johnson To 2-Year Deal

It’s no secret the biggest problem the Islanders had during the 2013-14 season was goaltending. It shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

07/01/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Islanders GM Garth Snow

Free agency opens up on Tuesday and, with it, Garth Snow’s window to piece together a competitive roster. This is easily the most important summer of his tenure and, arguably, the most important one in the history of the Islanders.

06/30/2014

The Islanders’ Josh Bailey, left, celebrates his shorthanded goal against the Devils with Kyle Okposo at the Prudential Center on Sept. 19, 2013 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders May Be Shopping Enigmatic Forward Josh Bailey

The Islanders generally don’t give up on young talent. But that doesn’t mean at this point they won’t move a player in the right deal.

06/24/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: An Expert’s Take On What Islanders Must Do This Offseason

The Islanders are at a crossroads and have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. I figured I’d sit down with Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien and ask him a few of those questions.

06/23/2014

Right: Thomas Vanek (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images); Matt Moulson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: It Should Be An Offseason Of Opportunity For Snow, Islanders

For most teams, the offseason begins when the Stanley Cup Final ends. The New York Islanders, however, are not like most teams. For better or for worse, their situation is unique, something general manager Garth Snow is fully aware of.

06/17/2014

Former Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle plays against the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Oct. 3, 2013 in San Jose, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trader Garth At It Again: Islanders Acquire Rights To Veteran Defenseman Boyle

Islanders general manager Garth Snow continued his proactive approach to the offseason on Thursday, sending a conditional fifth round pick in the 2015 draft to the San Jose Sharks for the rights to veteran defenseman Dan Boyle.

06/05/2014

The Islanders agreed to terms with goaltender Jaroslav Halak on a four-year, $18 million contract on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Fans Pray Halak Is Just Opening Act Of Islanders’ Summer Of Garth

Someone had to be the pioneer. Regardless if Jaroslav Halak knows it or not, his signing with the Islanders on Thursday was a really big deal.

05/23/2014

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Take A Chance, Acquire Rights To Goaltender Jaroslav Halak

Desperate to upgrade in net, the Islanders attempted a low-risk, high-reward move on Thursday, acquiring the rights to impending unrestricted free agent goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals.

05/01/2014

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

Capellini: Capuano Spared Means Snow Knows He Failed The Islanders

Don’t look so down, Jack. You get to keep your job. You have basically been cleared of wrongdoing. Garth has rightly jumped on the grenade.

04/16/2014

Head coach Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders gestures from the bench as he speaks in front of Josh Bailey #12 in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Garth Snow: Isles Will Retain Jack Capuano As Head Coach

“Cappy will be back,” Snow said. “If we have an opportunity to add to our staff, the way we’d look to add a player, then we’ll do that. But I don’t expect to change the current staff.”

04/14/2014

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