Friedman: Islanders Are Loaded With Top Prospects, But Few Are Ready For NHLAs we enter the offseason, the Islanders have plenty of questions to answer -- some of which pertain to their prospect pool.
Grabovski Returns, Reinhart Steps In For Injured Visnovsky As Islanders Ready For Game 5The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.
Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IRBoychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky's move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.
Friedman: A Lot To Like As Islanders Prepare For Final Season At ColiseumThe 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.
Friedman: Islanders Better Not Play Games With Their Best Young PlayersIf Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Griffin Reinhart are going to be a big part of the Islanders' core and they have enough to get by at the NHL level right now, they need to be on the team in 2014-15, plain and simple.
Friedman: For The Most Part, Islanders' Prospects Are Off-The-Charts ImpressiveThe Islanders’ future was on display at Nassau Coliseum this week and it looked pretty darn solid.
Friedman: Criticism Of Islanders Prospect Reinhart A Classic Case Of OveranalyzingTop Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart has yet to play a game in the NHL, but there are already some out there who are using mathematics to predict he'll be a bust. These are people with tons of time on their hands.
Friedman: Led By Strome, Islanders’ Reinforcements Are Stepping UpRyan Strome should’ve been an Islander in October, but he’s here now and he’s making a difference. And he’s not the only reason the team’s been better of late.
Friedman: Why Did Islanders Bounce Strome To Bridgeport?It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.
Islanders Name 23-Man Roster -- Reinhart In, Strome Sent To BridgeportThe club released its 23-man roster on Monday and, perhaps in a somewhat surprising move the Isles chose to keep young defenseman Griffin Reinhart on the big club while sending sniper-in-waiting Ryan Strome to Bridgeport.
Friedman: Islanders' Western Canada Experience Shows There's Work To DoSince the start of training camp, we’ve learned a lot about this team. We’ll learn even more in the days and weeks to come, especially about who will be Evgeni Nabokov's understudy.
Friedman: New York Islanders Training Camp PreviewThe Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.