Islanders Prospects Getting Extra Experience

January 9, 2017

Generals trade Mitchell Vande Sompel to London Knights- Read more here — Oshawa Generals (@Oshawa_Generals) January 9, 2017 For Vande Sompel, this is more of a home-coming as it is some extra playoff experience as the London Knights are looking to win the OHL once again. The soon to be 20-year-old has had some impressive numbers and should be called upon to be in Bridgeport’s lineup next year….


Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Stephen Desrocher

June 25, 2015

Okay folks, it’s a new scenario: Garth Snow cannot make a trade to move up in the draft and he has to pick at number 72. For me, this is like trying to hit my target riding a horse backwards and blindfolded. No clue. But since I’ve been covering the draft since 2008, I’m usually pretty good at picking the right player in the correct round. For example, some players…


Dal Colle Signs Entry Level Contract

September 29, 2014

#451351410 / 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 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…