With the season only days away, Elite Sports NY brings to you the official New York Islanders 2016-17 season preview and predictions.

The New York Islanders are coming off of the organization’s most important offseason in nearly two decades.

For the first time in 23 years, the franchise made the jump and advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

The question remains: After three key departures and three signings to replace them, are the Islanders ready to make that jump from a regular playoff team to a Stanley Cup Contender?

With the season starting this Thursday against the New York Rangers at MSG, there’s reason to have hope in Brooklyn and on Long Island.

Join us as we preview the 2016-17 New York Islanders season: