New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang, who was sent back to the AHL to develop was scratched last night.
With the New York Islanders off I figured I’d check in on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the Islanders AHL affiliate. They lost 2-1 in a shootout, which isn’t at the top of my concerns list at the moment, but what is concerning was their lineup.
It was missing Josh Ho-Sang, the 21-year old rookie who was sent down to further his development. He was scratched, presumably because Brent Thompson wants more consistency.
On Monday Thompson had this interesting quote on Ho-Sang:
"“Inconsistency is probably one of the biggest negatives,” Thompson said. “There are times he can be the best player on the ice. There are times he can be the worst.”"
First of all Brent Thompson can catch these hands if he says something like that about Ho-Sang again, but more importantly, he probably looks like the best player out there because he’s mastered the AHL level.
He has 12 points in 15 games. He’s producing at a high rate. It’s getting to a point where they’re trying to make Ho-Sang something he’s not. He’s a player who takes chances with the puck trying to skate and set things up. Pair him with a defensively sound forward and a scorer and you have a pretty solid line.
I’m beginning to grow afraid of the Islanders moving Ho-Sang at the deadline. Number one I think they killed his value at the moment by sending him up and down so many times and number two I think there’s something there with this kid.
Call me a fanboy if you want but this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen the Islanders mishandle a prospect.
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