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New York Islanders 2017-18 Season Hype-Up (Video)

UNIONDALE, NY – SEPTEMBER 17: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 34 seconds of overtime against the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

ESNY’s Matt Di Giacomo brings you the “Mother of all Hype-Up Videos” in preparation for the New York Islanders 2017-18 season.

Fans, this one is for you.

As the New York Islanders head into the 2017-18 season, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the team.

This, of course, includes one of their best players of all-time in a contract year who is hesitant to re-sign, a new era introduced through a new coaching staff and an unavoidable question mark hovering over their long-term arena situation.

But there’s no room for excuses this season. Everyone in the locker room understands that this season is the franchises’ most pivotal in decades:


It was from the chaos surrounding the team that fed the motivation to create this New York Islanders Season Hype-Up video to the largest and most overlooked aspect of the team: The fans.

Isles fans are as passionate as you’ll find in the NHL and their resolve is absolute. The people that I have personally encountered in my journey along this long and exciting career path have helped draw me into the best sport on the planet.

This one is dedicated to all of you, and with the home opener just one week away, let this get you pumped up for hockey to return.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.