New York Islanders Send Down Josh Ho-Sang
By Matt O'Leary
After scratching Josh Ho-Sang three times on the early season the New York Islanders have now decided to send him to Bridgeport, to the AHL.
One of the things New York Islanders fans were looking forward to the most this year was watching a full season of Josh Ho-Sang. After nine games, three of which he was a healthy scratch for, they elected to send him down to Bridgeport.
In the six games Ho-Sang played with the Islanders he was rather productive offensively. He had four assists and looked like a playmaker on the ice.
As one of our writers Kate noticed, Ho-Sang was making Brock Nelson better. His play so far though yielded him three trips to the press box rather than being on the ice with the Islanders. It came as a surprise to many when he wasn’t in the opening night lineup, but this is next level shocking.
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Ho-Sang wasn’t playing mistake-free hockey, there were some hiccups along the way. He had a few turnovers in the games that he did play.
Unfortunately, the Islanders perceived these mistakes as enough to not only keep him out of the lineup but also enough to send him back to the AHL level.
In his first stint with the Islanders, 21 games last year and six this year Ho-Sang had 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists). That’s a pace of 43 points over a full season. I don’t know about you but I would like as many 40 plus point players in the lineup as possible.
The Isles decided they would prefer the production of Nikolai Kulemin and Jason Chimera instead, over Josh Ho-Sang. Nice.
One of the biggest struggles from the New York Islanders this year has been the power play. They’re a whopping 2-for-28 on the man advantage. Josh Ho-Sang, who specializes in carrying the puck into the zone, was evaluated as not good enough to assist in the aspect.
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He will now be “perfecting his craft” and “learning” in the AHL once more. The odd, illogical, and overall embarrassing treatment of prospects continues.