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Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins goes down to block a shot by Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Carkner: We’re Hoping Penguins Are ‘A Little Rattled’

he Islanders are playing like a confident bunch. And after evening up their best-of-seven playoff series against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, they’re talking like one, too.

05/09/2013

Islanders winger Matt Martin scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 21. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Made Noticeable Improvements Over Their First 2 Games

After just two games, if you think you know what the New York Islanders are, think again. As bad as Saturday night made you feel, this team looked a lot better Monday.

01/22/2013

Matt Carkner

Capellini: Islanders Make Smart Decisions In Early Stages Of Free Agency

After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.

WFAN–07/02/2012

Brad Boyes of the Buffalo Sabres has signed with the New York Islanders. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign Veterans Boyes And Carkner

The Islanders signed two free agents on Sunday, forward Brad Boyes and defenseman Matt Carkner.

07/01/2012

Brian Boyle gets up off the ice after being hit by Chris Neil Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Neil Finished The Job On Boyle

While Chris Neil isn’t deserving of a 25-game ban for his head-shot on Brian Boyle, it’s clear that he and his Senators teammates have targeted Boyle all series.

WFAN–04/22/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) | Marion Gaborik (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keefe To The City: Yankees, Rangers Trying To Find Their Way

Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.

WFAN–04/19/2012

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Hartnett: NHL Authorities Must Save Hockey’s Damaged Soul

Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.

WFAN–04/18/2012

Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators lays on the ice following an elbow from Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers that resulted in a major penalty in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. Alfredsson left the game following the hit. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kallas: Understanding Hagelin Suspension And Dubinsky Game Misconduct

An analysis of Brendan Shanahan’s suspension of New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and the game misconduct penalty given to Brandon Dubinsky.

04/17/2012

Brian Boyle of the Rangers. (credit: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brian Boyle, Outlaw To Senators Fans, Rangers’ Icon

Only the strong survive in the NHL playoffs. Boyle has become the villain in the eyes of Senators fans while lifting himself to iconic status among Rangers backers.

WFAN–04/17/2012

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Keefe To The City: Brendan Shanahan Is Ruining The NHL

Neil Keefe was ecstatic when Brendan Shanahan took over for Colin Campbell, but he didn’t know Shanahan was going to become Campbell with his inconsistent decisions.

04/16/2012

Brendan Shanahan speaks with the media prior to the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 14, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Shanahan Must Re-Define The ‘Shanaban’

Sean Hartnett examines Brendan Shanahan’s latest rulings with a fine-tooth comb and believes Matt Carkner and Shea Weber got off lightly in comparison to Carl Hagelin’s three-game ban.

WFAN–04/16/2012

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Monzo Minor: Trying To Make Sense Of NHL’s Ruling Against Rangers

Playoff hockey is great. But the NHL is close to — if not already — losing control of its players.

04/16/2012

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers tangles with Filip Kuba of the Ottawa Senators. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hagelin Suspended 3 Games, Carkner Banned 1 Game

Rangers’ winger Carl Hagelin was handed a three game suspension by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Meanwhile, Ottawa’s Matt Carkner was banned for one game.

WFAN–04/15/2012

Matt Carkner #39 of the Ottawa Senators hits Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers which led to his game misconduct penalty in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: Rangers Lose The Battle – The War Will Continue

I have been to a lot of hockey games. I have been to a lot of playoff hockey games. And I have never been to a game as physical and as mean as there was last night at Madison Square Garden.

04/15/2012

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