Friedman: Islanders Are A Playoff Team, But How Much More Remains To Be SeenDuring this pivotal transition year, the Islanders will try and deflect all of the the questions and distractions off the ice by playing well on it.
Islanders' Hamonic Reveals He Suffered Left Knee MCL Tear Prior To PlayoffsHamonic's injury did not require surgery and he said he might have been able to return at some point in the second round had the Isles not lost Monday.
Captains Ovechkin, Tavares Get Set For Capitals-Islanders MatchupThe 24-year-old Tavares enters his second career playoff series after finishing fourth to Ovechkin with 38 goals and second in the league — two spots ahead of Ovechkin — with 86 points.
Islanders Finally Clinch Playoff Berth With Help From PanthersThe Isles, facing a chance to get back to the postseason for the second time in three years, had been flirting with an epic collapse. But the slate is now wiped clean.
Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 YearsLet's take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.
Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders' Current ProblemsAfter jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.
Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IRBoychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky's move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.
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.
4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New JuiceThe Islanders and Rangers -- and their fans -- have been at each other's throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.
Cup-Winning Defensemen Boychuk, Leddy Excited To Be With IslandersThat buzz you hear around Nassau Coliseum is louder than it has been in a very long time.
Friedman: Kevin Poulin Is Last Line of Defense For Struggling IslandersThe question of whether or not Kevin Poulin is a franchise goaltender will be answered in due time. What we do know is that he has an immense amount of potential.
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.