Here’s you’re daily New York Islanders prospects report. You’ll find out who played yesterday (and how they did), who’s playing today (and what to look for), and every few updates I’ll tell you how these prospects have moved up (or down) in my prospects rankings.
There were no prospects in action yesterday. Not one. So today I’ll skip right to the players in action today and then give you a bit of a rankings update with some players who’ve moved up and down.
New York Islanders prospects in action today (27/4/21)
- Robin Salo (Orebro)
- Reece Newkirk (Winterhawks)
- William Dufour (Voltigeur)*
- Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Islanders fans will have their attentions tuned to the outcome of game 4 between Orebro and Vaxjo. A loss for Orbero would knock them out of the SHL playoffs, meaning Salo is free to join the Islanders.
Just like Golyshev, he’d have to serve a quarantine period and likely have to sort out some complicated visa issues before joining the team so don’t expect him to make the jump and join the team immediately.
William Dufour won’t be ready for this playoff series. That’s at least what I’ve been able to gather. I’ll wait to see what the lineup says later today, but I expect it to have number28 listed as injured.
Can the Sound Tigers make it four-in-a-row? The worst team in the AHL is riding a three-game winning streak thanks to some of their younger players stepping up after given the opportunity to perform.
With Noah Dobson coming off the list most of the players moved up a spot. It’s what happens when number three on the list comes off. But there are still a few players that have fallen off.
Samuel Bolduc (6): He’s fallen two spots with guys like Robin Salo and Bode Wilde leapfrogging him. Robin Salo jumping him doesn’t surprise me. I firmly believe Salo is the better player at this time in their careers. Bolduc is playing well at the AHL level, but this is year one in the pros while Salo has been in the pros for years now already and excelling in a better league than the AHL.
Felix Bibeau (15) and Cole Coskey (11): Both AHL’ers have fallen a step or two down my prospects rankings. I know they are signed to AHL deals, but the Islanders still hold their rights till July 1, 2021.
Felix Bibeau has been in and out of the lineup but hasn’t had the same impact at the pro level that he had at the junior level. Cole Coskey has had a bigger impact even away from the puck. But both have seen their stock fall while others have risen.