It last all of four hours, the New York Islanders both called up Josh Ho-Sang only to then send him back down again. And to maybe call him up after everyone had left for Dallas.
Josh Ho-Sang was beaming in the New York Islanders locker room today. He had just finished a practice after being called up from Bridgeport by the team on an emergency load. He’d finally see some NHL action.
At least that’s what he thought was going to happen until the Islanders sent Ho-Sang back to Sound Tigers (the emergency was not over). It took four hours between Arthur Staple tweets have him up and be sent down.
In non-twitter land, as in real life, that period of time was likely an hour or two longer. But non-the-less the Islanders look pretty amateur in the situation.
Amateur Seems Harsh, No?
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Not at all. The two variables here are: (1) trade deadline and (2) road trip. Both of which the Islanders knew well in advance.
They knew the trade deadline was coming and if they were going to make a trade or not. They also knew very well that they had to board a plane for Dallas at 1pm ET weeks ago.
Ho-Sang was originally brought up to cover for some ailing players on the roster. If said players were magically fine within hours, then the Isles need to do a better job at evaluating their own players.
If he was sent back because of an impending trade, then that’s something they had in the works for some time. They could easily call Ho-Sang up later in the road trip if the trade fell through.
Instead, they called him up, showed him off as a happy member of the team. And then had to awkwardly tell him not to board the plane to Dallas and instead return to Bridgeport.
Hopefully, this has no adverse effect on Ho-Sang, who has been lights out with 20 points in his last 16 games with the Sound Tigers. His day in the big leagues is coming. He might just have to wait for this team to sort themselves out first.