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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

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

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Excuses — Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season

This is a pivotal year for the Islanders, and they’re going to be under a ton of pressure to come through. Fortunately for them, playing in the Metropolitan Division makes that task significantly less difficult.

07/25/2014

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Come To Agreement With Goalie Poulin On 1-Year Contract

The 24-year-old native of Montreal was thrust into action last season due to injuries to veteran Evgeni Nabokov and went 11-16-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average.

07/24/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.

07/10/2014

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

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: 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 Finally Get A Goalie, Lock Up Jaroslav Halak For 4 Years, $18 Million

They needed to lure a big-time free agent to restore some legitimacy to Long Island as a destination. The Islanders did just that Thursday.

05/22/2014

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

The St. Louis Blues made a huge move in their drive towards the postseason, acquiring veteran star goalie Ryan Miller from Buffalo on Feb. 28, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It’s Miller Time In St. Louis: Blues Acquire Star Goalie From Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres traded star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Friday night for a package including goalie Jaroslav Halak and forward Chris Stewart.

02/28/2014

Maxim Lapierre of the St. Louis Blues checks Thomas Hickey of the New York Islanders (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Blues Defeat Isles In The Shootout After Vanek’s OT Goal Gets Waved Off

Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals to lift the St. Louis Blues to 4-3 win over the New York Islanders following a puzzling goal reversal call in overtime.

01/25/2014

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