What will it take to receive a call-up?
It's still too early to tell if both or neither will contribute to the NHL in any capacity this season, as the team's health will be the determining factor. Dufour got his feet wet in the NHL last season despite seeing only 6:48 of ice time, but the hunger to get back to the show should be a driving force for him throughout the season. He'll have to improve on his success from last season, taking his game to an even higher level.
Maggio needs to set a similar pace to what Dufour did for the team last year. Though it may be asking a lot to ask a kid just entering the league to light up the scoreboard, that's what many people expect of him due to his track record in juniors. Turning 21 just a month into the season, he'll need to mature quickly, as the organization has high hopes for a player who was once passed on by all 32 teams.
The two may see time on the same line in Bridgeport as they look to build chemistry right off the bat. Hudson Fasching is evidence that even the least expected players can become NHL regulars. The two will be present at the Islanders training camp, where they'll look to leave a lasting impression on the front office and coaching staff in hopes of working their way into an NHL role.