Travis Hamonic

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The 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.

10/14/2014

Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images); Nick Leddy (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cup-Winning Defensemen Boychuk, Leddy Excited To Be With Islanders

That buzz you hear around Nassau Coliseum is louder than it has been in a very long time.

10/06/2014

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kevin Poulin Is Last Line of Defense For Struggling Islanders

The 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.

11/15/2013

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

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.

10/18/2013

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Why Did Islanders Bounce Strome To Bridgeport?

It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.

10/01/2013

The Islanders’ Colin McDonald, right, celebrates his second-period goal against the Predators along with teammate Brock Nelson during a preseason game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 27, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tavares Jump-Starts Islanders, Kids Help Do The Rest In Win Over Preds

John Tavares scored two first-period goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-4 preseason victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

09/27/2013

Islanders captain John Tavares watches the action against the Devils during a preseason game at the Barclays Center on Sept. 21, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Expectations Way Up For Tavares-Led Islanders In 2013-14

With their eyes squarely on the future, the New York Islanders can harken back to some recent history to build on.

09/24/2013

John Tavares (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images, FILE)

Friedman: An Islanders Chat With Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek

The New York Islanders are coming off an impressive year, one they’ll be looking to build on in 2013-14. However, there are still plenty of questions and concerns.

09/03/2013

John Tavares

Capellini: Islanders Are Building A Team To Last The Test Of Time

You may not be in love with what the Isles have done so far this offseason, but you have to give them credit for remaining disciplined. There has been something righteous about their approach.

07/15/2013

Travis Hamonic (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Employing Slow And Steady Wins The Race Approach

The Islanders have been active this offseason, but maybe not in the way you had hoped. Don’t sweat it. They are improved and could get better as the summer progresses.

07/08/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.

04/25/2013

The Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, right, carries the puck ahead of the Devils’ Ryan Carter during the teams’ meeting at the Prudential Center In Newark on April 1, 2013. (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Islanders Conclude Telling Road Trip With Big Win Over Devils

With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position — fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.

04/01/2013

The Senators’ Andre Benoit, left, wins a battle for the loose puck against the Islanders’ Josh Bailey during their meeting at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario on Feb. 19, 2013. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Islanders Dominate Senators, But Struggle To Solve Anderson In Loss

Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday.

02/19/2013

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