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I'm a columnist for the New York Islanders on The Hockey Writers. I hail from West Hempstead, NY, I'm a Senior at Queens College and work at NBC Sports Network. Follow me on Twitter @DFriedmanNHL

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Recent Articles by Daniel

Evgeni Nabokov has led the Islanders to a 2-1-2 record since returning from injury. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

New York Islanders: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Last night, the New York Islanders’ magical run came to a halt, and in as heartbreaking a fashion as one could envision. But be proud, be excited.

by · May 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
John Tavares and Matt Moulson have been a huge part of the Isles' resurgence, but there are just as many people that work behind the scenes for the New York Islanders. (BridgetDS/Flickr)

With Isles’ Season On the Line, Time for Nabokov to Shine

It has indeed come down to the wire, folks. All the hard work, the gutsy come-from-behind wins, the never-say-die performances, they have all led to this moment. For the New […]

by · May 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
Josh Bailey could potentially see time alongside John Tavares if line changes on Long Island are imminent. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Never Say Die: After Six Long Years, Islanders Finally Playoff-Bound

It’s been six years — six long years — since the New York Islanders made their last playoff appearance. To be more precise, it’s been six years and four days […]

by · April 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
Josh Bailey could potentially see time alongside John Tavares if line changes on Long Island are imminent. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders Continue to Dazzle As Bailey, Hickey Continue to Grow

Red-hot. Scorching. Sizzling. Torrid. If you were looking for the adjectives that come closest to describing the New York Islanders over their last several games, those would be ‘em. The […]

by · April 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
Matt Martin (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Islanders: Team’s Core Lies Deeper than First Line

The New York Islanders are 5-2-1 in March, and a significant reason behind that has been the performances of some of the role players and the way they’ve stepped up. […]

by · March 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
(Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)

New York Islanders Must Fire Jack Capuano to Take Next Step

  It’s been six years since the New York Islanders last qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Isles have had five top-five draft selections, one of which was traded […]

by · February 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
(Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)

Mythbusters: New York Islanders Edition

  Things just never gets boring in Islander Country. Rick DiPietro was finally placed on waivers, marking the end of an era. The Isles wanted to give him one last […]

by · February 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
Al Montoya (Icon SMI)

The Missing Ingredient: Young Islanders Show Tremendous Upside, Lack Consistency

  Through the first six games of the 2011-12 season, the New York Islanders have three wins, three losses and a major issue on their hands. I can tell you, […]

by · October 23, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
In the Right Hands: Recent Events in Atlanta, Phoenix Speak Volumes of Wang’s Commitment to Isles

In the Right Hands: Recent Events in Atlanta, Phoenix Speak Volumes of Wang’s Commitment to Isles

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. Maybe he’s a […]

by · May 17, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders
“Let’s See How Far We’ve Come:” Islanders Rising, What’s Left to Be Done?

“Let’s See How Far We’ve Come:” Islanders Rising, What’s Left to Be Done?

When the New York Islanders are back in playoff contention, the 2010-2011 season will be viewed as the turning point that catapulted them to upper echelons of the National Hockey […]

by · April 14, 2011 · 4 comments · New York Islanders
Attention Winnipeg & Kansas City: Islanders Fan Base Exists, Thank You Very Much

Attention Winnipeg & Kansas City: Islanders Fan Base Exists, Thank You Very Much

                        “The Islanders aren’t treated well now. They’re considered a laughingstock by some, a circus by others. But know […]

by · April 6, 2011 · 14 comments · New York Islanders
Time for the NHL to Get Head in the Game

Time for the NHL to Get Head in the Game

                    “My initial thought was he’s (teammate Mike Modano) dead. My number one concern is that when a player goes into […]

by · April 4, 2011 · 6 comments · Injury Report