Friedman: The Islanders’ Wounds Are Self-Inflicted, And That's Mostly On CapuanoThe Islanders have the potential to be a winning hockey team. Whether or not they become one is entirely in their control.
Islanders Continue Spending, Lock Up Defenseman De Haan, Center CizikasThe Islanders' payroll is currently ranked 17th in the NHL. That may seem like a fairly benign statistic to most, but to the fans of this beleaguered franchise it's a further sign of a philosophical shift in thinking.
7 Players That New York Fans Shouldn't Give Up On Yet If you're not getting the job done, you're going to get criticized -- whether you're a 10-year veteran or a rookie. Here are seven players you should perhaps hold off on judging.
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: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can't Stand PatIf 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.
Friedman: Islanders' Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.
Friedman: Depth, Speed, Solid Goaltending Propel Islanders To Strong StartThe Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through -- something they have not had for a very long time.
Captain Tavares Scores 2 In Isles' Rout Of Coyotes John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night.
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.
Tavares Jump-Starts Islanders, Kids Help Do The Rest In Win Over PredsJohn Tavares scored two first-period goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-4 preseason victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.
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.