Friedman: Islanders Have 5 Big Decisions To Make During Training CampIslanders training camp began in earnest on Friday and over the next two weeks there will be questions answered and kinks ironed out.
Capellini: Islanders' Lack Of Impact Moves So Far This Offseason Is A Troubling SignThe Isles bowed out in the first round of last season's playoffs following a 101-point season in which they limped to the finish line. Their solution so far this offseason has been to do basically nothing.
Islanders Captain Tavares Warns Capitals 'We Can Also Hit Guys Like That'Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.
Kyle Okposo To Return To Isles' Lineup Tuesday Against RangersThe 26-year-old will play in his first game since Jan. 19. He underwent emergency surgery to repair a detached retina some time around late January or early February.
Report: Okposo Skating, May Rejoin Isles SoonSeveral factors played into why the Islanders didn't try to make a bigger splash at the trade deadline. The impending return of star winger Kyle Okposo was certainly one of them.
Friedman: At This Point, It Feels Like Only The Islanders Can Stop The IslandersThe Kyle Okposo injury? No problem. Tough loss to the Rangers at home? It’s forgotten about the very next game. There is no quit in this hockey club.
Islanders, Rangers Fighting Through Injuries And Individual Scoring SlumpsOdds are good the Islanders and the Rangers will make the playoffs, but what shape each will be in when they get there is anyone's guess.
Friedman: Islanders Better Figure Out How To Fix Their PK And Backup Goalie, ProntoWhile the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess -- and that's putting it nicely.
3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York SportsTaking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.
Silverman: Smooth-Sailing Islanders Will Face Challenges In Second HalfThe Islanders are no longer about being a feel-good story or rising above expectations. What they have done so far is set the bar very high.
Hartnett: Rangers Out To Prove A Point Against First-Place IslandersAfter being outscored 9-3 in their two previous meetings at MSG, the 27-13-4 Rangers are fired up, and they have a point to prove.
First-Place Islanders Suffer Big Blow, Lose Kyle Okposo For 6-8 WeeksA season that has seen basically everything go right for the New York Islanders has just taken a detour.
They Were Robbed! 7 NHL All-Star Game SnubsAs always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
Okposo Scores Four As Isles Top Penguins 6-3, Regain 1st Place In EastKyle Okposo scored three of his four goals in the third period to complete his first NHL hat trick, and the New York Islanders jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Friedman: Islanders' Top Line Woes Are Fixable, But A Trade Is A Last ResortWhat is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.