Islanders should honor Ed Westfall for laying dynasty foundation

We are coming up on the Islanders’ 50th anniversary season, which will create an opportunity for the franchise to celebrate its past and for The Post to select the 50 greatest players in team history. If we were to do the 50 most significant people in the organization’s history, all-time general manager Bill Torrey and … Read more

Lack of Kaapo Kakko offer sheet not all good news for Rangers

The good news is that the Rangers, and with seemingly very good reason, are unconcerned about the prospect of an offer sheet being presented to Kaapo Kakko as negotiations on a bridge extension with the restricted free agent proceed at a somewhat mystifyingly slow pace. Ah, but here’s the rub. Is it truly good news … Read more

Johnny Gaudreau shouldn’t be ripped for decision to sign with Blue Jackets

The hysterical response to Johnny Gaudreau’s decision to leave millions on the table in Calgary and instead sign with Columbus was indeed just that. Players are routinely lambasted across the professional sports landscape for being greedy mercenaries. Now this one is being targeted for taking a road less traveled. Why No 13’s path took him … Read more

Blackhawks, other tanking NHL teams will pay long-term price

The eyesore organization in Chicago now becomes the first major market revenue producer in pro sports to shamelessly embrace tanking. It may be a while before the NHL’s favored nation franchise gets back into the Winter Classic. Trading 24 year-old Alex DeBrincat off his second 41-goal season in the past five years in order to … Read more

Islanders should make Johnny Gaudreau push if he wants off Flames

If Johnny Gaudreau spurns the Flames’ offer to keep the explosive, electric impending free-agent winger in Calgary, it will become Lou Lamoriello’s duty to bring the south Jersey native to Long Island. Because running it back again with only a change behind the bench from Barry Spites to Lane Lambert won’t do for the Islanders … Read more