June 16 2014 07:12PM
Name: Michael Dal Colle
Position: Left Wing
Junior Team: Oshawa (OHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 5th (NA), ISS - 3rd, Justin's List - 4th, Bobby's List - 6th
(Note: 'Sup? Bobby Cappucino and I will be posting draft profiles heading up to the 2014 NHL Draft, taking a closer look at who the Leafs will/should be taking a close look at. Here's the first one. You'll get one or two every day or so, so come back often and tell us who you love and who you hate.)
Michael Dal Colle is one of the 2014 Draft’s premier forward prospects, seen by many as just inches behind the likes of Sam Bennett and Sam Reinhart in the rankings. An offensively gifted winger with good size, Dal Colle went off this season for 39 goals and 56 assists while playing alongside Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton.
Dal Colle’s 95 points in 67 games were good for 6th in OHL regular season scoring, but more impressive was his 20 points in 12 playoff games, finishing 7th in the playoff scoring race despite playing eight less games than the leading scorer.
May 25 2014 05:59PM
The Edmonton Oil Kings have defeated the Guelph Storm by a score of 6-3 to win the 2014 Mastercard Memorial Cup. Most importantly, that means that the three Leafs prospects taking part in the tournament have all gone home empty handed.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
May 25 2014 01:44PM
I've been working on this NHL draft selection database on and off over the past year. I've simply referred to it as a 'Draftbook'. It took a while to build it, clean it up, and then decide what to do with it... but now that it's 'finished' I've decided to simply post it online for everyone to download and use.
So what is it? Well, it's a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet of every player that has been drafted into the NHL since 1963. Data fields include draft position, player names, player positions, teams, height, weight, amateur teams and amateur leagues.
May 13 2014 08:44PM
Goalie prospects, especially those who come out of the QMJHL, can be pretty difficult to evaluate.
For example, when the Leafs drafted Antoine Bibeau in the 6th round of the 2013 NHL Draft (his second year of eligibility), the reaction was pretty, uh, well I'm not sure if there was a reaction. As time passed, Bibeau's stat lines didn't strike anyone as "amazing", or even "good". In fact, when TLN put together its Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings, Bibeau didn't even make our list of honourable mentions, let alone our top twenty list.
May 03 2014 09:29PM
Sportnet’s Chris Johnston tweeted out this neat little nugget of info after NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s media availability this morning:
Gary Bettman says a weaker Canadian dollar will put next year's salary cap at $69M or $70M. Had been projected at $71M.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 3, 2014
The Canadian dollar currently sits at US $0.91. For comparison's sake, the Canadian Dollar sat at US $1.01 back on January 6th, 2013 - the day the new CBA was agreed upon and the 2012-2013 NHL lockout ended.