New York Islanders

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Failed Arena Referendum Still Lingers Over Islanders

The final season at Nassau Coliseum is no longer this thing that’s happening in a few years, like it was in 2011. It is here and we are about experience it. It will be an emotional farewell for a lot of people.

08/01/2014

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

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ex-Islanders Forward Vanek Helping Federal Probe In Rochester

In statement released by his agent, Vanek said he was asked for his cooperation in an investigation. He said he wasn’t a target of the probe or prosecution.

07/22/2014

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

The Islanders’ Calvin de Haan controls the puck against the Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Continue Spending, Lock Up Defenseman De Haan, Center Cizikas

The 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.

07/15/2014

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

Jiggs McDonald and Ed Westfall on November 19, 2011 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders Broadcaster Jiggs McDonald Bids Farewell To Coliseum

“Disbelief,” McDonald told CBS New York’s Peter Schwartz about the move to Brooklyn. “My reaction basically centered around the fan base and the folks that have been so loyal.”

07/11/2014

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

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Islanders GM Snow Talks Free Agency, Defends Moulson Trade On WFAN

Garth Snow spent nearly $37 million on veteran free agent forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin on Wednesday and then went on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday to talk about it.

07/03/2014

Nikolai Kulemin, then of the Toronto Maple Leafs, skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on April 10, 2014. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Islanders Get Busy, Reach Deals With Veteran Forwards Grabovski, Kulemin

After having a somewhat disappointing opening day of free agency, the Islanders bounced back on Day 2, reaching agreements with a pair of veteran forwards.

07/02/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The 10 Worst Contracts Handed Out By NHL Local Teams Over Last Decade

NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.

07/02/2014

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: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Islanders GM Garth Snow

Free agency opens up on Tuesday and, with it, Garth Snow’s window to piece together a competitive roster. This is easily the most important summer of his tenure and, arguably, the most important one in the history of the Islanders.

06/30/2014

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