Silverman: Hart Trophy Finalist Tavares Will Bring Award Home This SeasonHe is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.
Realignment Announced: Devils, Isles, Rangers To Play In Metropolitan DivisionNow that the NHL knows for sure it will take a break for next year's Sochi Games, the league has released its long-awaited schedule that features realignment and a slew of new division names and rivals.
Glaring Omission: Pierce Leaves Out Knicks When Naming East ContendersThe 2008 NBA Finals MVP chatted with Joe & Evan following the news conference, and Roberts asked Pierce if he intentionally left out the Knicks when discussing the top teams in the East. "Definitely," Pierce said.
Schmeelk: Despite Disappointing Offseason, Knicks Should Be Ready For SeasonTim Hardaway, Jr, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest are the new members of the club. But is the team better? How will they compete with an improving Eastern Conference next year?
Teti: World Peace Adds Depth, Experience To Knicks' Roster He can establish that second unit that comes in and challenges opponents when the starters are winded. He can completely change the game, get the crowd pumped up and propel the Knicks forward.
Silverman: Nabokov In Goal For Islanders Is Not A Workable Solution What are the New York Islanders thinking? Could they possibly believe that they are going to pick up where they left off last year with Evgeni Nabokov in goal?
Silverman: Nets May Think They Hit Lottery, But Celtics Trade Could BackfireWhile the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.
Pacers & Heat Rivalry Just Getting StartedThe Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.
Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own RiskThe Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.
Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.
Silverman: Islanders Have Fate In Their Own Hands As Series Resumes In PittsburghThe New York Islanders have put the fear of God in the Pittsburgh Penguins. They can change that fear into a full-fledged panic if they can beat the Penguins in Game 5 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Former Nets Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo On Firing: ‘I'm Tremendously Disappointed’"It's the way it is," Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. "I'm disappointed. I'm not a little disappointed, I'm tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was."
Silverman: Underdog Rangers Will Have Short Postseason StayThe Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.
After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup PlayoffsAfter quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.
Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup PlayoffsWho's ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.