Isles Talk #4 Wish List Prospect: Arthur Kaliyev

June 18, 2019

Name: Arthur Kaliyev Position: LW 2018-19 Team: Hamilton Bulldogs Date of Birth: June 26, 2001 Place of Birth: Tashkent, Uzbekistan Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 190 lbs. Regular Season: 67 GP 51 G 51 A 102 PTS Playoffs: 4GP 1 G 1 A 2 PTS ISS: 23 Central Scouting: 7 (NA) Islander Comparison: A left wing Ziggy Palffy It’s because of this draft that I believe it’s possible that even though the…


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: Sam Bennett

June 21, 2014

The other “Sam” in this years draft is sniper Sam Bennet. Bennet along with Sam Rinehart and Aaron Ekblad have been the consistent 1-2-3 in this draft order, so when a team selects any of these players, it really won’t matter what order as these picks will be of a team preference. A member of the gold medal winning Team Canada in the World Juniors and Ivan Hlinka Tournament, Bennet…


Isles Talk Draft Preview: Nick Ritchie

June 19, 2014

If there was a big power forward who uses his size well, finishes his checks and probably get the crowd on their feet a few times, it’s Nick Ritchie. To add to that, some have said that his wrist shot is the best in this years draft. But like most power forwards, he’ll need some time before he’s fully to be unleashed in the NHL. Name: Nick Ritchie Position: Left Wing Height:…