Last season, the New York Islanders took a big step.
Hart Trophy finalist John Tavares established himself among the elite, and young supporting cast players like Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin, Josh Bailey, Frans Nielsen, Travis Hamonic and Andrew MacDonald all progressed in a positive direction.
Against all odds, the Isles came very close to pushing the series to a Game 7.
In preparation for the 2013-14 season, let's take a look at 12 moments that are sure to get Islanders fans' blood pumping as October draws closer.
Have a favorite moment that didn't make the cut? Share it with us in the comments section below.