New York Islanders

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, left. (Photo: Daniel Friedman/WFAN.com)

Friedman: Islanders’ Optimism Spearheaded By Last Line Of Defense

From the moment he first skated onto the Nassau Coliseum ice, Jaroslav Halak changed the atmosphere at Islanders training camp.

09/24/2014

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Ranking The 8 Teams In The NHL’s Metropolitan Division

With the start of the NHL regular season just a few weeks away, the Rangers, Islanders and Devils are gearing up for what should be a tight battle within the Metropolitan Division.

09/24/2014

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

Producer/philanthropist Swizz Beatz and Harbinger Capital founder Phil Falcone, right, attend Haute Living Honors its partner Swizz Beatz with a Louis XIII experience on Oct. 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Haute Living)

Report: Wild Co-Owner Might Want In On Islanders

Falcone, a hedge fund mogul and former hockey player at Harvard, owns 45 percent of the Wild, but has reportedly been at odds with co-owner Craig Leipold over how to cover the franchise’s reported $20 million annual loss.

09/15/2014

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

Bobby Nystrom signs autographs during the New York Islanders Draft Party on June 26, 2009, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Islanders Legend Nystrom Reflects On Stellar Era At The ‘Old Barn’

When the Islanders’ 43-year history at Nassau Coliseum ends after this coming season, one moment will always stand alone as the best. It’s really not debatable.

09/10/2014

The New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship banners are shown during the game against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 29, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Pressure To Spend, Make Brooklyn Move Work, Will Be Squarely On Islanders’ New Owners

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Of course, those Grateful Dead lyrics aren’t in reference to the Islanders’ ownership situation, but they might as well be. It’s been twist and turn after twist and turn for this franchise.

08/28/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Wang Agrees To Sell Islanders To Former Co-Owner Of Capitals, Investor

Owner Charles Wang has agreed to sell the Islanders to former Washington Capitals co-owner John Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin.

08/19/2014

Hall of Famer and former head coach of the New York Islanders Al Arbour speaks to the media during a press conference on Nov. 2, 2007 at Nassau Coliseum. Arbour signed a one-game contract and coached his 1,500th game for the Islanders on Nov.  3, 2007 against the Pittsburgh Penquins. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ex-Islander: Legendary Coach Al Arbour Suffering From Dementia

Bryan Trottier, the Islanders all-time leader in points, assists and games played, revealed the news during an interview with WGR radio’s “Sabres Hockey Hotline” on Tuesday.

08/14/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Friedman: Take A Walk Down Memory Lane — Off Hempstead Turnpike

For many fans of the New York Islanders, Nassau Coliseum was a second home, or even hallowed ground. This is the team’s final season on Long Island, and it’s going to be a very emotional year for a lot of people.

08/12/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Owner Wang Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit By Team’s Former Suitor

It appears a case of “seller’s remorse” by Islanders owner Charles Wang has really annoyed Andrew Barroway.

08/11/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Barroway No Longer In Talks To Buy Islanders

Negotiations with the Philadelphia lawyer and hedge fund manager “have ceased” and “are not expected to resume,” according to Newsday.

08/06/2014

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

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