Griffin Reinhart

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Anders Lee (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Griffin Reinhart (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Not Play Games With Their Best Young Players

If 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.

07/17/2014

Joshua Ho-Sang was selected No. 28 overall by the New York Islanders at the NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 27, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: For The Most Part, Islanders’ Prospects Are Off-The-Charts Impressive

The Islanders’ future was on display at Nassau Coliseum this week and it looked pretty darn solid.

07/11/2014

Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart, right, is seen here playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings during Game 5 of the Memorial Cup against Val-d’Or at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, on May 20, 2014. Val-d’Or won 4-3 in double overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: Criticism Of Islanders Prospect Reinhart A Classic Case Of Overanalyzing

Top 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.

05/22/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Led By Strome, Islanders’ Reinforcements Are Stepping Up

Ryan 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.

01/10/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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.

10/01/2013

The Islanders announced on Sept. 30, 2013, that 19-year-old defenseman Griffin Reinhart made the 23-man roster. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Name 23-Man Roster — Reinhart In, Strome Sent To Bridgeport

The 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.

09/30/2013

Anders Nilsson, left, ((Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Kevin Poulin (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Western Canada Experience Shows There’s Work To Do

Since 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.

09/18/2013

Evgeni Nabokov #20 is congratulated by John Tavares #91 and Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: New York Islanders Training Camp Preview

The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.

09/11/2013

John Tavares (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images, FILE)

Friedman: An Islanders Chat With Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek

The New York Islanders are coming off an impressive year, one they’ll be looking to build on in 2013-14. However, there are still plenty of questions and concerns.

09/03/2013

Griffin Reinhart  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Prospects Drill, Then Dazzle At The Coliseum

Garth Snow began his extensive rebuild of the New York Islanders back in 2008 and, finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and it’s not an oncoming train.

07/12/2013

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Gallof: Work-In-Progress Islanders Likely 1 More Season Away From Relevance

So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.

01/17/2013

Griffin Reinhart (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign First-Round Draft Pick Griffin Reinhart

The Islanders have locked down first-round draft pick Griffin Reinhart, signing the defenseman to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.

08/03/2012

Might the Islanders make a run at unrestricted free agent Zach Parise? (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders To Try Hard, But Free Agency Will Be Like The Wild West

The Islanders have had a cap floor budget for almost a year now. WFAN’s B.D. Gallof has learned that the bridles of that budget might be less restrictive for some free agency targets.

WFAN–06/28/2012

Griffin Reinhart (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Offered Entire Draft To Columbus For No. 2 Pick

Would you trade an entire draft class for one player — namely, defenseman Ryan Murray?

06/25/2012

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