Michael Dal Colle Draft Profile

Michael Dal Colle Draft Profile

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Let me preface this by saying Michael Dal Colle,  Nick Ritchie and Robby Fabbri are all  interchangeable in my rankings and I think all are top 10 selections (worthy of it, anyway). I just have some small preferences and that’s why I rank Michael Dal Colle 3rd among that group. Michael Dal Colle was as consistent as can be offensively this season. His wrist shot is phenomenal, more specifically the release. And he uses his body (6’2) to shield the puck well to create the space he needs to get it off. Michael Dal Colle is going to score his share of goals in the NHL. He’s improved his skating a lot since joining the league and is now terrific at coming off the wall and creating chances, showcasing a more explosive stride. He’ll likely still put work into his skating, too, and it should only continue to improve.

Michael Dal Colle also has good vision for a big man and is a very effective player with the man advantage, as he draws defenses to him only to find open linemates. While Dal Colle can play either center or wing, I think it’s safe to assume he projects as a winger because it’s been his primary position the last few years. So, why the lower ranking than Ritchie and Fabbri? I don’t think Dal Colle will ever be the type of player who impacts the game more than just offensively. He’s big, but I don’t ever see him being the physical brute that Ritchie is, or the forechecking puck hound that Fabbri is. And while I’m sure he’ll put in work to be better defensively, again, I think the other two have greater potential in that area. Offensively, he might be a touch better and has a more dynamic skill set, but if we’re talking about choosing between an 80-point one dimensional player and a 60 point two-way player, I’m taking the 60 point guy.

- Brock Otten, OHL Prospects

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Michael Dal Colle Stats

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2012-13Oshawa GeneralsOHL631533481819|Playoffs923563
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2013-14Oshawa GeneralsOHL67395695348|Playoffs128122000

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TorontoMapleLeafs
TorontoMapleLeafs

“I think he’s Jeff Carter,” says one scout.

“I see more Ryan Getzlaf in him,” says another. “He’s further advanced at this stage than both Carter and Getzlaf, actually.”

That’s pretty heady praise from two NHL bird dogs who’ve spent years sniffing Zamboni fumes in rinks across North America—but comparisons to the greats of today’s game jump out at you when you pay attention to what Michael Dal Colle has done in Oshawa.

Should we start targetting him and go for the #3 pick? That'd be a move closer to #1 C. 

Zep2
Zep2

Its a Hank Snow song Wharnsby. But then what would you expect from a Right wing rag owned by a Quebec Seperatist

Great Dane
Great Dane

Looking at different reports I am getting more and more certain that Isles and Panthers are ready to ripped in a couple of trades.


Snow must be on his last chance to make something out of the Isles, so he need help now.


Viola wants to win now, so they also need help next season.


Shanahan and Nonis should get it done asap

Jordan29
Jordan29

fuck me, i never thought of it, but imagine if burke would have traded the 7th (kadri) and kaberle for kessel instead of the picks back in 2009

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JVR-Seguin-Kessel

Lupul-Bozak-Holland

D'amigo-Bolland-Clarkson

Ashton-Komarov-Broll

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Phaneuf-Hamilton

Gardiner-Rielly

Gunnarsson-Franson

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Bernier

Jordan29
Jordan29

people who are other teams fans seem to think Phaneuf and the 8th overall for Couture is gonna happen

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Zep2 Only a maritimer would know that was a Hank Snow song lol. Didn't notice that till you mentioned it .

BTW Its Hornby not Wharnsby

Jimmie Dorey
Jimmie Dorey

@Jordan29 You can also throw in the pick that got Brandon Saad as Burke had to use that and a third to reacquire the Leafs original second rounder. The Kessel deal was more than the two firsts and second it appears to be (throw in another second and a third).

Zep2
Zep2

@Burtonboy @Zep2 Looks like the organization have their eye on him for awhile along with DeBoer


Despite the all the angst , there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@~Keon @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

I started watching the one flick where that guy (Jeff Bridges) finds a kid all bloodied up in the middle of the street....brings him to a hospital...parents show up and thank him.  But it seemed low budget and I couldn't really get into it.  I still have the other flick on my hard drive (Family Stone) and will check it out one of these days.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Zep2 @Burtonboy The more I read and listen to Spott the more impressed I get. I'd like to see him with the Leafs as soon as possible . For a guy to take a Carlyle system and make it work way better then Carlyle can he's a keeper  

Jimmie Dorey
Jimmie Dorey

@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 Burke was more than willing to give up Kaberle but the purported Boston deal never happened because Burke thought the price was too high. (Kaberle and the Leafs first for Kessel while Burke announced it as Kessel and Boston's first for Kaberle)). 

Jimmie Dorey
Jimmie Dorey

@leafersutherland @Jimmie Dorey @Jordan29 We constantly rewrite history every time we recall an event in the past and I doubt suicide rates would climb because the Leafs had another bad season as that has been happening for decades.

mcloki
mcloki

@~Keon @mcloki @MLHS_Luke well probably not the first guy you thought was a woman you've met on the internet, personal life. Hey not that there's anything wrong with that. 

MLHS_Luke
MLHS_Luke

@~Keon @MLHS_Luke Sigh.  No, I mean, you've made shi..stuff up to screw with us before.  


Don't play with my heart, Keon.  Weber/Tavares have always been my dream.