Dal Colle Signs Entry Level Contract

September 29, 2014

#451351410 / gettyimages.com From The New York Islanders: The New York Islanders and forward Michael Dal Colle have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. The Islanders selected Dal Colle, 18, with the fifth-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft. The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native scored 95 points (39 goals, 56 assists) in 67 games with the Oshawa Generals last season. A 6’1, 182-pound winger, Dal Colle…


Isles “Mindset” Entering Training Camp

As the Islanders officially embark on there final season at Nassau Coliseum, there has not been a more important training camp in recent memory this one. Rebuilding the organization via the draft was completed this past summer with the selection of Josh Ho-Sang.  This summer saw the goaltending and team depth completed through free agency. There are still some questions, but the answers will be coming in a short few weeks with the completion…

September 19, 2014

Rookie Camp Announced

September 9, 2014

With training camp closely upon us, the New York Islanders have announced their rookie camp will open up this Friday September12th-17th at Nassau Coliseum. The practices will be run by Bridgeport Sound Tigers Head Coach Brent Thompson Players include: Forwards:  Jason Clark, Sebastian Collberg, Victor Crus Rydberg, Michael Dal Colle, Connor Graham, Mike Halmo, Josh Ho-Sang,  Ross Johnston, Anders Lee, John Persson, Alan Quine, Ryan Strome, Johan Sundstrom, Lukas Sutter Defense: Kyle Burroughs, Kevin…


Isles Mini Camp – Day 2 Part 1

July 9, 2014

*** Just finished session one of the day – White Team practice. *** Thoughts from camp Got to talk to Scott Mayfield after practice.  He, being the ‘old guy’ here (his fourth), feels very comfortable in the setting.  He feels that his goal is to get some weight and speed.  He weighed in at 218, about 10 pounds more than he was during the season in Bridgeport.  He feels that…


Garth Snow – Howard Beale… Similarities anyone?

June 28, 2014

If you remember the movie, “Network”, Peter Finch, the actor that portrayed Howard Beale, the crazed news anchor who muttered a phrase that will be forever be a momentum getter at NHL arenas.  He did not use a ‘curse word’ but his antics remind me of someone at the NHL draft last night. After Garth Snow took to the airwaves (and we in the USA did not see it when…


Isles Score Big With Dal Colle & Ho-Sang

June 28, 2014

Last night, the Islanders finished up their rebuilding through the draft by selecting future LW Michael Dal Colle with the 5th overall pick. To restate in my previous blog, he was a missing piece to an already good crop of players drafted by Islanders General manager Garth Snow. Also mentioned in my last piece, I did say to look for the Isles to trade the two second round picks and…


With The 5th Overall Pick, Isles Select…..

June 27, 2014

Michael Dal Colle!!! According to Islanders General Manager Garth Snow via Art Staple, he does not intend on trading up in the draft so the top three of Ekblad, Reinhart, Bennet will not be falling into their laps. Draisaitl has moved up in my final rankings because it really does depend on the Calgary Flames. I know they really want Bennet, but I’m not sure who their second choice would be if Bennet…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Michael Dal Colle

June 26, 2014

So we’ve come to the final Isles Talk Draft Preview and I’ve saved the best for last. As I stated on WGBB last Sunday night, he’s the best left winger in this years draft. Craig Button went a step further and considers Dal Colle to be the best goal scorer out of everyone. If the Isles keep this pick, it’ll be tough not to choose Dal Colle. If the Islanders…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: The Players

First off, Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there. Second, congrats to the Stanley Cup Champions Los Angeles Kings for winning two out of the last three years. But with the completion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs means it’s time for the draft articles to begin. I personally enjoy doing this because it gives me a better chance at remembering some of these players when they make it to the…

June 15, 2014

What Should Isles Do At Number 5?

The Islanders have retained the fifth overall pick in this years draft. They have the option on June 1st whether to keep the pick or give it to Buffalo to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. Craig Button, who has correctly picked former top 5 picks for the Islanders, selected Michael Dal Colle in his mock draft. My Take: In a previous Mock draft, Button believed the Isles will give up…

April 15, 2014