Dal Colle is a bust.

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  1. Eric Robson

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    Getting cut this early in camp has pretty much sealed it. He will play in his third full AHL season, where last season he managed 24 points in 60 games. He had such promise as a young player who I had the pleasure of watching for the Gens for a while. Now he seems to be destined for the AHL. Drafted 5th overall in the 2014 draft, he has struggled to find his game anywhere. Is he still salvageable in your mind? Does he need a fresh change of pace? Or maybe someone to believe in him?
     
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    I can't think of a player who was in a comparable situation who bounced back for the team that drafted them. If you were that high a pick and can't earn an NHL spot in your D+5. That combined with his numbers in the AHL means he basically belongs in the long-shot category until he does something of note.
     
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    Isles had a few bad years of drafting early in the 1st with him and Reinhart.
     
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    and ho-sang
     
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    whats his biggest issue skating/ iq?
    i mean never say never, leivo although not a high pick had to struggle quite a bit, average fitness/skating even with good attributes, seems like hes finally making the leafs well into his 20's.

    He would be best served to be traded, new scene, but also to a team with elite sports science and skating coaches.
     
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    i wouldn't call him a bust yet. he could have a fantastic season at Bridgeport and eventually make the team next season. the chances of that are low however
     
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    Ho-Sang is still pretty young and was taken at the end of the 1st round. Reinhart and Dal Colle were very early picks.
     
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    Sure as hell worked out for them in the end
     
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    Doesn't mean it was a good draft pick, but yes!
     
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    ho-sang and dal colle were drafted in the same draft.
     
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    Fair enough, but I think the fact that they moved up for him receives some credit for whoever was/is in charge of the draft.
     
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    How's hosang looking?
     
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    Skating is a biggie. Also he doesn't battle for pucks and is strictly a North South player. The only thing he has going for him is his shot, but he doesn't carry the puck so it's up to line mates to get it to him, but he's always behind the play with his skating, so he's never in position to take a pass for a shot. Just what I've observed through Rookie camp scrimmages, and his few NHL games. Haven't seen his play in the AHL but I'd assume it's similar.
     
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    I realize that. I pretty clearly said that the Isles have a somewhat poor drafting record EARLY in the first, referencing Reinhart and Dal Colle. Ho-Sang at 28th overall isn't early.
     
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    Where were those players predicted to go? Perhaps it's a development thing as opposed to scouting?
     
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    I think at this point a career similar to Brett Connolly would be his high end
     
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    Strome and Niederreiter as well.

    Those 2 aren’t complete busts like the other 2 but if that’s the best you can do with 4 top 5 picks you can understand why that organization has had problems.
     
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    No arguments here
     
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    I feel bad for the Islanders, he was one of the most unanimously agreed upon 5th overall picks I can think of. How was the scouting on him so bad? I know Virtanen ain't perfect but he seems better at virtually every quality (the closest comparable player in the same draft).
     
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    Yeah that's what I thought. Pretty much Leivo cept Leivo battles for the puck. Getting him a fresh start would solve half the issue.
     
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    Maybe he can carve a Brett Connolly like career... I wouldn't bet an apple on that tho
     
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    He is so bad
     
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    Everyone got cut at camp today. It's not "early" at all. The only 'young' player yet to prove himself with a chance on making the roster is 24 year old, two-time AHL all-star Devon Toews, and the Islanders just signed Sbisa to compete with him for ice-time.

    Dal Colle was never making the team out of camp, so I don't see why being cut proves anything.
     
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