1. NHL Season Preview 2012: Outlook for NY/NJ Metro-Area Teams

    The 2011-12 NHL season has officially begun, and the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and New York Rangers are ready for battle in the tight Atlantic Division. Each team has their own set of strengths and weaknesses, questions and answers...

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  2. New York Islanders: Why Mark Streit Was the Logical Choice for Team Captain

    Yesterday, the New York Islanders answered the big question on everyone's mind, handing Mark Streit the reins and naming him team captain...

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  3. New York Islanders: Jay Pandolfo to Attend Training Camp

    Jay Pandolfo , a veteran of 13 NHL seasons (though he spent last season with Springfield of the AHL), has accepted a tryout invitation from Garth Snow and the New York Islanders ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 3 years ago 286 reads 1 comments

  4. New York Islanders: Notes and Anecdotes

    I recently wrote up my season preview for all 30 teams (which you can check out here ), and you might be a bit surprised to see where I placed the Isles...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 3 years ago 616 reads 22 comments

  5. NHL Predictions: 2011-12 Season Preview and Predictions

    We're just a couple of weeks away from the start of the 2011-12 NHL regular season, and my predictions are in. The offseason is a double-edged sword. You make certain moves and sign players, hoping that those investments pay off...

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  6. New York Islanders: Ten Bold (And Not So Bold) Predictions for 2011-12

    We're less than two months away from the start of the NHL 's regular season, and if you ask just about any hockey "expert," they'll tell you that the New York Islanders aren't likely to have a successful one...

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  7. One-on-One with Former New York Islanders Broadcaster Billy Jaffe

    I had the opportunity to speak with former Isles colorman Billy Jaffe about his time working with the Islanders, the team's moves in the draft, free agency, and his thoughts about ...

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  8. New York Islanders Arena Vote: Reflection and Response

    When this entire process began, Islanders fans and supporters alike joined hand-in-hand, in an effort to make something happen in a geographic location where things generally do not...

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  9. New York Islanders: Plea to Nassau County Residents Regarding New Coliseum Vote

    With August 1st nearing, this writer would like the opportunity to share his thoughts on the arena debate. Everyone knew there would be multiple opinions—different sides of the spectrum...

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  10. New York Islanders Send Trent Hunter to New Jersey Devils for Brian Rolston

    The New York Islanders have acquired forward Brian Rolston from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Trent Hunter. Hunter's been hampered with various injuries over the last few years, keeping him out of the lineup for much of that time...

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  11. New Islanders Arena Opposition Leader Jay Jacobs Gets Exposed by Mike Francesa

    Before I say anything else, I'd like to be clear about one thing: I disagree with Mike Francesa just about 99.9999 percent of the time...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about almost 3 years ago 1,029 reads 11 comments

  12. New York Islanders: Thoughts and Observations from Mini-Camp

    I had the privilege of watching Friday's practice and meeting Ryan Strome, Travis Hamonic, Matt Martin, Kevin Poulin and Scott Mayfield. I got a chance to see them, as well as the rest of the Isles' prospects, strut their stuff on the Coliseum ice...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 817 reads 2 comments

  13. New York Islanders Still Looking for Help Via Free Agency, Trades

    The New York Islanders are still over $11 million under the salary-cap floor, and though they'll inch closer to the league minimum after Blake Comeau, Josh Bailey, Ty Wishart and Dylan Reese are re-signed, it's just not going to be enough...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 2,501 reads 46 comments

  14. Marty Reasoner Nabbed by NY Islanders Amidst Flurry of Unreasonable Contracts

    The NHL 's free-agency period began at noon on July 1, and if this offseason was already considered to be one of the wackiest in years, it shifted from wacky to outright insane...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 1,354 reads 4 comments

  15. New York Islanders: Free Agency Preview

    We're now 25 hours (and counting) away from the start of "Free Agent Frenzy." If their aggressive approach with Christian Ehrhoff (even though they were unsuccessful) is any indication, ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 1,964 reads 6 comments

  16. Islanders' Draft Analysis

    In what certainly should be remembered as the Isles' most complete draft since 2009, when they hauled John Tavares, Calvin de Haan, Mikko Koskinen and Casey Cizikas back to Long Island, ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 2,189 reads 21 comments

  17. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Picks 11-15

    In preparation for the upcoming draft, I'll be predicting the entire first round. The NHL Entry Draft will be held this Friday evening in Minnesota, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jonathan ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 767 reads 0 comments

  18. New York Islanders: Week in Review (So Far)

    Islanders, Nassau County Reach Tentative Lease Agreement, Arena Financial Details Released The New York Islanders have signed an agreement with Nassau County that would keep ...

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  19. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: Picks 6-10

    In preparation for the upcoming draft, I'll be predicting the entire first round. The NHL Entry Draft will be held this Friday evening in Minnesota, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jonathan ...

    Daniel Friedman Written by Daniel Friedman about 3 years ago 38 reads 1 comments

  20. 2011 NHL Mock Draft: The Top 5 Picks

    With the 2011 NHL Entry Draft just days away, it's time to take a look at the talent pool and predict how things will play out Friday night. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is, almost unanimously, expected to go first overall, and I feel the same way...

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  21. New York Islanders Unlikely To Re-Sign Zenon Konopka

    As Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank recently reported, the Islanders are expected to re-sign Trevor Gillies and Micheal Haley, but not Zenon Konopka ...

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  22. New York Islanders Prospect Report: The "Other" Toews

    Jonathan Toews has already made his mark on the NHL, having captained his Chicago Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup championship at age 22, picking up a Conn Smythe while he was at it...

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  23. New York Islanders Sign Casey Cizikas to Entry-Level Contract

    As most of you know by now, the Islanders signed Casey Cizikas , their fourth round selection in 2009, to an entry-level contract on Tuesday...

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  24. NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Series Prediction

    Well folks, here we are (finally). After witnessing a half-dozen Game Sevens, stunning near-comebacks in Detroit and Chicago, offensive showdowns, defensive struggles and unfathomable ...

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  25. Migrating NHL Franchises: Praise for New York Islanders' Owner Charles Wang

    It has come to my attention that, over the last several months, there is a growing sentiment of Islander fans expressing frustration with team owner Charles Wang...

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