New York Islanders Daily: Josh Ho-Sang Praises Linemates

New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The New York Islanders are rolling out some new lines in 2017-2018, and Josh Ho-Sang seems to be fond of his partners on the third line.

Yesterday, we talked about the new look lines for the New York Islanders. Islanders fans took a liking to these combinations that we saw in practice over the weekend. The fans weren’t the only ones, in fact, Josh Ho-Sang had great things to say about the guys he’s playing with.

Here’s what Ho-Sang said courtesy of Newsday:

"“Beau is a little energizer bunny, he’s amazing and I think people haven’t even seen how good Beau is and I’m excited to see him explode and see him become a top player in the league. And Nellie’s just Nellie — he’s unreal. He’s one of my favorite players to play with. He’s trigger happy, he’s got one of the best shots I’ve ever seen and he’s really good at getting into position. And he’s a really nice guy on top of that. It’s fun to play with people who are good people that just want to score and win. Being on a line like that is obviously ideal.”"

The energizer bunny line is pretty funny if you ask me. It’s a rather accurate assessment from Ho-Sang too, Beau is small in stature but he plays hard similar to that bunny. The Brock Nelson quote sticks out a bit more to the unsuspecting eye.

Brock Nelson is trigger happy that’s no surprise, but he’s also wildly inconsistent. Despite the obvious flaws in Nelson’s game, I do agree with Ho-Sang and Doug Weight. These three should work very well together.

Both Ho-Sang and Beau can utilize their speed to open things up while Nelson hopefully gets in position for a wrist shot. On the defensive side, Beauvillier is the strongest defender and it’s not even close. Brock and Josh are more offensive-minded forwards.

Regardless, the Islanders third line has potential to put up a lot of points. In years past the Isles third line was more defensive minded, that won’t be the case in 2017-2018 they’ll be very productive offensively.

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