New York Islanders Daily: Michael Dal Colle Ends Season Ice Cold
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New York Islanders prospect Micheal Dal Colle finished the season on an ice cold streak down in the AHL. It isn’t looking good for him.
Even though in 2017-2018 Michael Dal Colle made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders his season was even more proof that he’s a bust. The Sound Tigers finished their season today and his total numbers for the year weren’t pretty.
Dal Colle finished with 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in his second year at the AHL level. The former fifth overall pick from the 2014 draft certainly didn’t have the year he would’ve liked.
Brian Compton pointed out how poorly Dal Colle’s season really ended:
Last period of season for Bridgeport. Michael Dal Colle, No. 5 pick in 2014 draft, trying to avoid going last 13 games without a goal, eight straight without point. Has 1 point in past 12. #Isles
— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) April 15, 2018
I think it’s time the Islanders pull the plug on the Dal Colle experiment. He’s been leap-frogged on the prospect totem pole by the likes of Kieffer Bellows and doesn’t have a place on the roster as the Isles are pretty set with Left Wings (Lee, Beauvillier, Ladd) for the foreseeable future.
If you can flip him in a package around the draft that’s likely your best route. The Islanders have a ton of needs and if packaged correctly Dal Colle can be a secondary piece in a move for a defenseman or goalie.
Isles Tweet of the Day
#Isles AHL team loses last 5 games of season. Miss playoffs again. Haven’t won a playoff round in AHL-record 15 years.
Let’s see if Ledecky and Malkin actually care about winning and being “world-class.” Two years into their full ownership, no signs of that. Zero.
— Chris Botta (@ChrisBottaNHL) April 16, 2018
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