1. Why the Tim Thomas Trade Is a Good Move for the Islanders

    Most of you are probably scratching your heads right now, thinking the Tim-Thomas-to-the-Islanders trade doesn't make much sense. Considering I was doing the same at first, I'm not gonna blame you...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 1 year ago 7,212 reads 9 comments

  2. The Morning After: Observations from Islanders' Heartbreaking Loss to Sabres

    Most people will tell you that last night's 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres was only typical, as they say around here in Islander Country. But if you stop and think about it for a moment, it was anything but typical...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 1 year ago 379 reads 7 comments

  3. New York Islanders: Overreactions, Complaints Put Damper on Solid Start

    The New York Islanders appear to be turning over a new leaf, but you'd never know it by asking their fans. I can appreciate the kind of passion and devotion Islander fans have for this team and this sport...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 1 year ago 886 reads 18 comments

  4. New York Islanders: Growing Up Right Before Our Eyes

    I know what you're thinking: We've seen this before. Trust me, you haven't. Even if you think you have, you haven't. Since the rebuild began, there have been five editions of the New York Islanders ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 1 year ago 1,010 reads 4 comments

  5. NYI 4, TBL 3: Islanders Survive Late Scare, Bolt Past Tampa Bay

    Nothing like a bounce-back win to give you a boost in confidence and the standings. Don't let the scoreboard fool you; the Islanders absolutely dominated for about 98% of this game (or 55 minutes out of 60, however you want to look at it)...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 1 year ago 219 reads 3 comments

  6. NJD 2, NYI 1: Rust Shows, Isles Falter in Opening Night Goaltending Duel

    Tonight's season opener wasn't a particularly good one for the Islanders. It wasn't a particularly bad one, either. Just not the game they wanted to have...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 270 reads 2 comments

  7. 2013 NHL Season Preview

    Well folks, we survived. It took several months and game cancellations, but the NHL and NHLPA eventually shook hands on a new CBA. Hockey is back and, hopefully, we'll get to see some great action in this 48-game lockout-shortened season...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 566 reads 4 comments

  8. New York Jets: Why Firing Rex Ryan Would Be Ill-Advised, Playoffs and More

    "Alright, you guys, let's listen up. We won a game yesterday. We win one today, that's two in a row. We win one tomorrow, that's called a winning streak. It has happened before...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 1,131 reads 15 comments

  9. NHL Lockout: Trying to Make Sense of Nonsense

    For hockey fans, the past 72 hours have been nothing short of nerve-wracking. On Tuesday, NHLPA player representatives and "moderate" team owners congregated in a Manhattan Westin ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 372 reads 0 comments

  10. Failure to Launch: With 7 Games Left, New York Jets Remain Grounded

    A quick look at the schedule shows that there are still seven more weeks of football, but for all intents and purposes, the New York Jets ' season ended yesterday in Seattle...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 440 reads 1 comments

  11. Hello Brooklyn: New York Islanders Announce Move to Barclays Center

    New York Islanders owner Charles Wang announced this afternoon that the franchise has reached a 25-year agreement to play at the Barclays Center, starting with the commencement of the 2015-2016 NHL regular season...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 2 years ago 935 reads 1 comments

  12. NHL CBA Talks: In Battle of Rich vs. Richer, NHLPA's Been Better Soldier

    Not to sound cliche, but folks, we're coming down to the wire. The September 15 deadline set by commissioner Gary Bettman is under 60 hours away, and if a new collective-bargaining agreement is not reached by 11:59 p...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 2 years ago 1,020 reads 0 comments

  13. NHL CBA Negotiations: Why Gary Bettman Isn't to Blame

    Though I'm sure most of you won't bother reading the rest of this article and will immediately direct your attention to the comments below, I'm going to fill this space with writing, just in case anyone's willing to hear me out...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 2 years ago 1,432 reads 9 comments

  14. NHL Offseason: New Faces in New Places

    Winds of change are constantly sweeping across the National Hockey League, especially during the offseason. In the days of summer, hockey players are drafted, signed, shopped around, traded away, bought-out or, if they're lucky enough, left alone...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  15. New York Islanders: Thoughts on P.A. Parenteau, Free Agency and More

    New York Islanders GM Garth Snow knew he'd have his work cut out for him this summer. Between his actions at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the signings he made at the start of free agency, I'd say that Snow's accepted the challenge...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 280 reads 10 comments

  16. NHL Draft 2012: Predicting the 1st Round

    With the 2012 NHL Entry Draft looming, the GMs and scouting staffs for all 30 franchises are in scramble mode. The draft is always a crapshoot, but a little homework can go a long way towards improving one's chances of success...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 1,824 reads 5 comments

  17. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Second-Round Predictions

    Now that the NHL quarterfinals are over and done with, just eight teams are left standing. In the East, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals have moved on...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 9,220 reads 45 comments

  18. 2012 NHL Playoffs: Friedman's Five, Quarterfinals Edition

    The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals produced many exciting moments and some of the finest hockey we'd seen in quite some time. I wouldn't say this year's first round was as good as its predecessor, but there's been plenty to talk about nonetheless...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 923 reads 5 comments

  19. NY Islanders 2011-12 Season in Review: The Bright Spots

    This past season may not have seemed like an improvement for the New York Islanders , but in quite a number of ways, it really was...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 1,030 reads 1 comments

  20. 2012 NHL Playoffs: First Round Predictions

    Hockey fans, playoff hockey is back. All eight first-round matchups have been set, and the 16 teams involved are ready to go. As for how they'll fair against each other, I've made my predictions on how it'll all play out...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 619 reads 2 comments

  21. NHL: 25 Midseason Call-Ups Poised for Breakouts in 2012-13

    One of the most intriguing aspects of any given NHL season is that you never know who's going to step up and rise to the occasion...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 2,676 reads 23 comments

  22. Best of Last Night's NHL Action — March 13th

    Tuesday's Top Stories: Caps Win Fourth-Straight— With yet another come-from-behind victory over the Islanders, Washington has pulled to within three points of seventh-seeded Ottawa...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 426 reads 0 comments

  23. Best of Last Night's NHL Action

    Monday's Top Stories: Selanne Passes Kurri —Teemu Selanne notched the 1,399th point of his career, passing Jari Kurri and taking sole possession of 19th on the NHL all-time list...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 506 reads 0 comments

  24. Why Erik Karlsson Shouldn't Win the Norris Trophy

    As is the case in just about any sport, it's the hockey players who score goals and create offense that stand out...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 1,423 reads 16 comments

  25. NHL Trade Deadline: Who Won the Hal Gill Trade?

    Montreal Canadiens trade D Hall Gill, 2013 fifth-round pick (conditional) to Nashville Predators in exchange for F Blake Geoffrion, F Robert Slaney, 2012 second-round pick...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about over 2 years ago 3,727 reads 4 comments